Wimbledon 2018: Serena 'to strive for perfection' against Giorgi

Kiki Bertens celebrates victory against Venus Williams

Kiki Bertens celebrates victory against Venus Williams

Serena Williams defeated Evgeniya Rodina in emphatic fashion Monday to surge into the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.

Williams faces Camila Giorgi of Italy next, while 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber plays Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation.

Williams, 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.

On the day when the final top 10 seed in the women's draw at Wimbledon headed home, Serena Williams secured a quarterfinal spot.

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.

Kiki Bertens took care of the last of the top 10 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova. "For me, there's so much farther I want to go to get back where I was - and hopefully go beyond that". She is also looking to win her 24th Grand Slam, which would tie the all-time record (men's or women's) set by Margaret Court.

But her blistering form and a series of shock results have paved the way for another Williams coronation at Wimbledon.

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"I don't think this has happened to this extreme.

You can be a mom, you can still play tennis and you can still be great", Williams said afterwards. She'll probably be really tall, so...

'Each of us, seeded or not, I'm not seeded, we're just here to do our best.

Latvian history-maker Jelena Ostapenko remains in the hunt for a second grand slam title in 13 months after ending Aliaksandra Sasnovich's giant-killing campaign.

The 12th-seeded Ostapenko is the second-highest-ranked player left in the draw and faces Dominika Cibulkova next after the Slovakian world number 33 continued her defiant run with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Su-Wei Hseih.

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

"She has a very powerful game", said the American. "Yeah, I don't know", she added.

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