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Serena Williams Beats Giorgi To Advance To Wimbledon Semi Finals


Serena Williams recovered from a set behind to seal her place in the Wimbledon semi-finals. The seven-time champion beat Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Tuesday in the last eight, and will next face Julia Goerges, who beat Kiki Bertens 3-6 7-5 6-1, to decide a place in the final.
Williams entered Wimbledon seeded 25th having only returned in March from becoming a first-time mother last September but is into her 11th semi-final at this tournament. World No 52 Giorgi, in her first Grand Slam quarter-final, was Williams’ highest-ranked opponent of Wimbledon so far and provided a stern test but ultimately fell short.
Giorgi was game from the opening exchanges, but the opening set swerved in her favour when Williams failed to convert four break-point chances. That put Giorgi 5-2 ahead, owing to her earlier break of serve, and gave her the impetus to win the set – the first that Williams had lost in this tournament.
The pendulum swung back when Williams broke for a 3-1 lead in the second set which helped her level the match. The key game was when Williams powered to a 2-1 lead in the decisive set, against the serve, without conceding a point. Her momentum was too much for Giorgi to stop, and Williams took a further step to her 24th Grand Slam title and her first Wimbledon since 2016.
Earlier, Angelique Kerber and Jelena Ostapenko set up a semi-final meeting by beating Daria Kasatkina and Dominika Cibulkova, respectively.

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