The Italian's comments ahead of the match that she does not follow tennis will have raised eyebrows but, competing in her first Grand Sam quarterfinal, she troubled Williams significantly with her movement and power and took the first set.
The key game was when Williams powered to a 2-1 lead in the decisive set, against the serve, without conceding a point.
She now has a 39-35 record when losing the first set at a major. I'm just thinking about my next match, which is tomorrow.
World number 52 Giorgi dropped serve to love early in the decider but hung in gamely to at least make Williams serve to reach her 35th Grand Slam semi-final and 11th at Wimbledon.
But Pliskova, who reached number one in the rankings after Wimbledon previous year, found some fight and capitalised on a loose game by Bertens that allowed her to break back and level the set at 4-4.
Still, Kerber had some trouble closing things out.
Del Potro held four match points while serving for the victory at 5-4 in the fourth set, but had to wait until the last tiebreaker to advance in 4 hours, 24 minutes, making it the longest men's singles match of the tournament.
Cibulkova advanced to her third Wimbledon quarterfinal, following runs in 2011 and 2016.
Kerber and Kasatkina are the only two women to reach the second week at all three majors this year. Goerges earned her spot in the semis with a three-set victory over Kiki Bertens 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
In a match that featured eight breaks of serve - four in the first five games - Ostapenko was able to elevate her game in the crucial moments.
She bridled at suggestions that she had wasted an opportunity to have a real tilt at the title.
"I didn't expect it, honestly", said Goerges, who lost in the first round at the All England Club each of the past five years. The 36-year-old American, who has spent more than 300 weeks ranked No. 1, looks superb so far.
"Every match starts from zero", Goerges said of her semifinal matchup against Williams.
A vehicle loaded with oxygen tanks is seen near the Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai , Thailand . Authorities have said the boys are being held close to divers and wear oxygen masks to enable normal breathing.
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The HNS has since apologised for the Croatian delegation members' behaviour, and Vida also expressed regret for his words. Federation Internationale de Football Association can fine or suspend players for political gestures at the World Cup.
Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and SC , U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018 at 16:12 UTC. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said the territory had opened more than 40 evacuation shelters for those in need.
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Atlanta lost all three of its games in Salt Lake City, to Memphis, San Antonio and Utah, by 15, 22 and 5 points, respectively. Sure, that may be a slight exaggeration, but any time Grayson Allen goes full Grayson Allen it's going to turn heads.
Trump offered security guarantees to Pyongyang and pledged to suspend the large-scale military drills with South Korea. The isolated nation might now waver in its "firm, steadfast" resolution to give up its nuclear program, it said.
Western officials say most insider attacks stem from personal grudges and cultural misunderstandings rather than insurgent plots. The Taliban have also released a statement, saying an Afghan soldier opened fire on USA soldiers in Uruzgan.
While there, she dropped in to visit the hospital while still in her costume! This image released by Warner Bros. She said during an interview previous year that giving birth made her feel like Wonder Woman .
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Houston Rockets "Determined" To Sign Carmelo Anthony
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Elon Musk sends help for soccer team stuck in Thailand cave
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Trump picks Kavanaugh for court, setting up fight with Dems
Trump said on Sunday he not made up his mind yet but expected to do so by noon on Monday, ahead of his announcement at 9 p.m. The US Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter on contentious laws and disputes between states and the federal government.
Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Things to Buy
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Trump Insists He Will Be 'Prepared' for Putin Meeting
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Starbucks to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020
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Kylie Jenner's Removed Her Lip Filler, RIP That Trend
Having "tiptoed around the truth" on usage of lip injections for many years, in 2015 Jenner came clean on her enhancements. In the photos , Jenner is rocked an all-black ensemble, complete with a tank top, and jeans.
Day 2 of Thai cave rescue operation
Thai officials have been tight-lipped about the rescue operation , and would not comment on how many people were removed Monday. There had been efforts to pump the water out but those were set back every time it rained. "I'm hoping for good news", he said.
Trump narrows high court choice down to '3 or 2'
He could still consider others in the mix. "The left is incensed". "We look for someone to uphold the right to religious freedom". The president said Thursday that he had narrowed his choice to four people and that he expected to make a decision by Sunday.
Eight Wild Boar soccer boys rescued
Musk expects his submarine to arrive in the middle of that window - about 12 hours into the second phase of the operation. According to the Associated Press , a Thai official revealed that the healthiest boys were taken out of the cave first.