Wimbledon 2018 results: Angelique Kerber, Jelena Ostapenko advance to semifinals

Jose Verdugo
Julio 10, 2018

Although Kerber eventually won 6-3, 7-5, it was a gutty performance from Kasatkina, who exited in the quarterfinal round for the second straight major. "She beat me always in the top matches".

"She played well, especially when she was down".

Kerber went on to win the match 6-3, 7-5 and advance to the semifinals, where she'll meet Jelena Ostapenko.

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. 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. Kerber, though, hit most of what she could reach right back hard and flat, and only made half as many unforced errors.

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Ostapenko was more efficient, serving her match out at love and converting her first match point with her 14th backhand victor.

Both players struggled to deal with the wind at times when serving, having to interrupt their ball-toss motion on several occasions in the second set.

It was the only fourth-round contest to be carried over to Tuesday and lasted 4 hours, 24 minutes, making it the longest men's singles match of the tournament.

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