Williams, Federer reach quarterfinals at Wimbledon

  • Williams, Federer reach quarterfinals at Wimbledon

Williams, Federer reach quarterfinals at Wimbledon

The 22nd-seeded Mannarino became the first man to earn a break point against Federer at the tournament, but was unable to take any of his four opportunities. So it's really cool.

Williams faces Camila Giorgi of Italy next, while 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber plays Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation. She beat the ninth-seeded Williams in the third round after coming from a break down in the third set.

Serena Williams figures this statistic needs an asterisk: For the first time since Wimbledon started seeding players in the 1920s, none of the top 10 women reached the quarterfinals.

But Pliskova, who reached number one in the rankings after Wimbledon a year ago, found some fight and capitalised on a loose game by Bertens that allowed her to break back and level the set at 4-4.

Serena Williams has warned her Wimbledon rivals she is nowhere near her best despite powering into the quarter-finals without dropping a set.

After a series of upsets in the women's singles tournament at Wimbledon, all of the top-10 seeds from the women's draw have been eliminated.

Seventh seed Karolina Pliskova is the latest big gun to fall, the Czech crashing to a 6-3 7-6 (7-1) to big-hitting Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens.

Cibulkova overcame a delay caused by a controversial decision from the umpire to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-Wei.

Kerber passed a tough test against Belinda Bencic, the 2016 runner-up and former Australian and US Open champion prevailing 6-3 7-6 (7-5).

Having shaken off the rust following her lenghthy lay-off after the birth of her daughter Olympia in September, she is rounding nicely into form for the business end of the tournament. Consider, too, that the other 15 women in fourth-round action Monday own a combined three major trophies: Angelique Kerber has two, Jelena Ostapenko the other.

Both Anderson of South Africa and the 44th-ranked Monfils of France were bidding to reach the quarterfinals for the first time on their 10th appearance at the All England Club.

Bertens, who was contemplating retirement past year after losing her enthusiasm for the sport, is the first Dutch woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Michaella Krajicek in 2007.