Kerber quells Bencic to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

Postado Julho 10, 2018

She'll play Jelena Ostapenko in the semi-finals on Thursday. "She beat me always in the top matches". On one particularly insane 40-all volley, the two volleyed 25 times before Kerber got it to match point - which Kasatkina quickly reset to 40-all.

Highlights from the quarterfinal match at Wimbledon 2018 between Angelique Kerber and Daria Kasatkina.

Still, Kerber had some trouble closing things out.

Kerber came into the match seeking to break a dismal streak against Bencic - the German had lost in straight sets in all three of their previous encounters, and she knew to expect a tough battle from the 21-year-old. Although it wasn't her cleanest match - Ostapenko finished with 28 errors to Cibulkova's 13 - she was simply overpowering. She repeatedly went for winners on her service returns, a strategy that helped her break Cibulkova five times.

Ostapenko was more efficient, serving her match out at love and converting her first match point with her 14th backhand victor. When she finds it, she'll be a hell of a player.

Serena Williams, the 25th seed and a seven-time Wimbledon champion, plays Camila Giorgi and Kiki Bertens meets Julia Goerges in the other quarter-finals.

In the women's quarter-final on No1 Court, Ostapenko defeated Dominika Cibulkova in another match dominated by breaks of serve.