How women´s quarter-final day unfolded as Serena…

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber remained on course for a clash in the Wimbledon women’s singles final.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at highlights of the day.

Post of the day

Novak Djokovic enjoyed a wedding anniversary trip to central London with wife Jelena, and rather than make use of one of the many tournament courtesy cars, the three-time Wimbledon champion took the tube.

Shot of the day

There were so many excellent plays within this rally of 25 shots that collectively amounted to perhaps the best exchange of the championships so far. Daria Kasatkina played her part, but Angelique Kerber had the final say.

Match of the day

Serena Williams was in trouble for the first time in the championships and had the tools to free herself. From a set down, the American reined in Camila Giorgi and won in three. The recovery augurs well for Williams should she find herself in difficulty again. But dropping a set against the world number 52 also showed that Williams is not at her most imperious. She will have to fight for this trophy.

A good day for…

Jelena Ostapenko’s delight shone through as she clinched a last-four place at Dominika Cibulkova’s expense. A Wimbledon semi-final debut awaits last year’s French Open champion.

A bad day for…

Cibulkova had an off day, and the statistics affirmed it was clearly the right result. She said afterwards: “These 10 days just brought me so much joy. Of course, I’m upset with my loss today.”

Quote of the day

“Serena Williams, 51, eh. It doesn’t have that same ring to it. The ‘1’ part does, but not the ‘5’.” – Williams, who was watched by stars including Justin Timberlake and Drake, reacts to news her world ranking will rise from 181 to 51 and improve even further if she keeps winning.

Stat of the day

Williams fired down a 122mph serve in her win over Giorgi, her fastest of the tournament so far and just one mile per hour than the heaviest sent down by anyone in the women’s singles. Who could have possibly served faster than Serena at Wimbledon? Her sister, Venus, of course.

Wednesday’s match of the day

Break out the popcorn for Rafael Nadal versus Juan Martin del Potro, second on Centre Court. Nadal has looked tremendous against low-ranked opponents, but world number four Del Potro is far removed from early-round fodder.

Wednesday’s Centre Court order of play

Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori; Rafael Nadal v Juan Martin del Potro

Wednesday’s Court One order of play

Roger Federer v Kevin Anderson; Milos Raonic v John Isner


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