Wimbledon: Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber power into quarter-finals

Jul 10, 2018, 11:00 IST | AFP

Serena, who won the Wimbledon title on her last two visits in 2015 and 2016, is now on an 18-match winning streak at the All England Club. Serena, faces Italian Camila Giorgi for a place in the semi-finals today

Wimbledon: Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber power into quarter-finals
Serena Williams returns to Evgeniya Rodina of Russia yesterday. PIC/Getty Images; (right) Angelique Kerber celebrates her win over Switzerland's Belinda Bencic yesterday. Pic/AFP

Serena Williams raced into her 13th Wimbledon quarter-final as the seven-time champion thrashed Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2 in just 62 minutes yesterday.

18-match winning streak
Serena, who won the Wimbledon title on her last two visits in 2015 and 2016, is now on an 18-match winning streak at the All England Club. Serena, faces Italian Camila Giorgi for a place in the semi-finals today.

Meanwhile, former Wimbledon finalist Angelique Kerber stepped up her bid to return to the title match with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) win against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in the fourth round.

Dominika Cibulkova launched a scathing attack on Wimbledon's officials after a line call controversy marred her 6-4, 6-1 rout of Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei yesterday.

Line call controversy
Cibulkova was furious when Hsieh successfully persuaded the umpire to replay a point that was initially called in the Slovakian's favour and would have given her three set points in the opening set. Hsieh's protests to the umpire prompted the match referee to come on court to intervene as the argument lasted almost seven minutes before the point was finally replayed, much to Cibulkova's disgust.

She challenged her anger to secure a fourth round win over Hsieh. "It was ridiculous what happened there. It never happened to me in my career," Cibulkova fumed.

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