Serena Williams Won’t Apologize For Being the Best

Day Three The Championships- Wimbledon 2018

The two met last month in the second round at the French Open, with Williams winning in straight sets.

She may be a US Open and Australian Open champion, but Wimbledon is the Slam at which she's gone deep consistently, having made the 2012 semifinals, 2014 quarterfinals, and 2016 final. This was a match which I maybe should have won, if I maybe play a little bit better I can win.

She probably should have done her homework on Williams, who crushed the upset-minded Italian after dropping the first set.

Williams dropped her first set at this tournament as the 52nd-ranked Giorgi produced an impressive display of power and accuracy in the opener.

"I think", Federer said when it was over, "I can be very pleased".

Williams, asked whether she's felt any pressure during this tournament, said, "This is only my fourth tournament back". I just kept fighting. "But I feel like I'm back".

The 26-year-old faces German 13th seed Julia Goerges, who beat Donna Vekic to seal her first Grand Slam quarter-final berth at the 42nd attempt.

Goerges and Bertens often go out for dinner together when they are playing at the same tournaments but there was no room for sharing any friendly banter as both eyed a place in the last four of the world's most famous tennis tournament.

Kiki Bertens took care of the last of the top 10 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova.

Williams won Wimbledon on her last two visits in 2015 and 2016 before missing last year's event due to her pregnancy. Suddenly, Williams looks as great as the eight Wimbledon titles suggest she is. However, she took a big step back in 2017, going 1-12 against WTA top-20 players and failing to win a singles title.

There are moments in which nothing at all seems different about Serena Williams, moments such as when she unleashed a 109 miles per hour service victor to even her Wimbledon quarterfinal at a set apiece, leaned forward and yelled, loudly as can be, "Cooome ooon!"

Williams is seeded 25th after returning from having a baby, but is looking like her usual dominant self on the grass courts.

She is now two wins away from her eighth Wimbledon trophy and from tying Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam titles in history at 24.

This isn't the first time the Toronto-bred rapper has been seen supporting Williams.

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