AAP Tennis

Snapshot from day eight at Wimbledon

By AAP Newswire


PLAYER OF THE DAY: Julia Goerges - without a win at The All England Club for five years before last week, the German has racked up five straight victories to reach the semi-finals of a grand slam for the first time.

STAT OF THE DAY: Seven-times champion Serena Williams is through to the last four for the 11th time after fighting back to deny unseeded Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I don't feel any pressure. Probably because at the French Open a couple weeks ago I had so much pressure. It's now all gone. I'm just enjoying the moment," 21-year-old Latvian Jelena Osapenko is youngest woman through to the semi-finals - and only one yet to drop a set - after ebounding from her shock first-round elimination in her Roland Garros title defence.

TOURNAMENT SUMMARY: Former world No.1 and Australian and US Open champion Angelique Kerber is the fourth semi-finalist and up against Ostapenko. If she wins and Goerges derails Williams' quest for a record-equalling 24th major singles title, women's tennis will have the first-ever all-German grand slam final.