"I'll just keep fighting", Williams said.
"I don't know what to say right now". So it's really cool.
With a tiny tennis racket bag on her arm and rocking a cute pink frock, the 10-month-old was all smiles as she prepared to head out for the match.
Rodina, who upset 10th-seeded Madison Keys in the previous round, broke back for 3-2 in the second set but was broken to love straight away.
The ICC shared an image of the Test rankings for batsmen which showed the 20-time Grand Slam victor as the number one batsman in the world.
All 10 of the top women's seeds suffered shock defeats in the opening four rounds for the first time in the Open Era.
Williams, who hasn't faced a player ranked inside the top 40 en route to the last four, will next face 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany or 20th-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Williams is the only remaining American in the women's singles bracket. He next faces Raonic, who defeated Mackenzie McDonald of the USA 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.
'I'm a big player, big serve.
After losing the first set in the quarterfinals Tuesday, Serena Williams looked dejected and confused.
"That's why she was playing finals here".
But the third set was all Williams, and she recorded six of her seven aces - making it clear she's moved well past her pectoral injury that forced her to withdraw ahead of the fourth round in Paris - and seemed to be in control throughout.
"It never happened to me that the umpire changed the decision", Cibulkova said.
'After five years of first-round losses here, I think I've grown a lot to get to the semi-finals. "It was [a] really bad decision from the supervisor and from the umpire".
Williams, for the first time since her comeback, appears to have her body and mind aligned to take that next step.
Seventeen months ago, Williams won her last major, the 2017 Australian Open, while pregnant.
After going a couple of weeks without hitting a serve, Williams has regained her ability with that stroke nicely at Wimbledon.
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 everyone here has a great chance so you have to take it", Goerges said.