Top seed Serena Williams’s two-set win over Victoria Azarenka kept her hope alive of winning 6th Wimbledon title.
Five times champion won a great quarter-last 3 6-2 6-3 before 15,000 observers on Center Court. She hits 17 aces and 46 winners to overcome Azarenka in a serious challenge quarter-final that lasted for two hours and five minutes.
“It was really fun out there.I was smiling at one point and I saw Victoria smiling as well. We both really enjoyed it.
“It’s been up and down, up and down, but somehow I’m still alive. I’m just happy to be here.”
The 20-time Grand Slam champion has now won 26 matches in succession at the majors.William will meet Russian fourth seed Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals on Thursday.
Maria Sharapova is back in the semi-final rounds at Wimbledon without precedent for a long time, yet not without a little show after a three-set fight against an American making her Grand Slam leap forward.
The fourth-seeded Sharapova was pushed hard on Center Court by 47th-positioned Coco Vandeweghe however lifted her play in the third set to win 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-2 and qualify to her 20th Grand slam Semi-final.