The 23-year-old needed 75 minutes to beat Kuznetsova, seeded No.7, who has never gone beyond the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in three previous attempts, reports Efe. This was Rosewall's last final at the All England Club, ...

"Even if it's not physically, they're definitely here with me". It's a lovely game. "She looks pretty good to me".

After a scrappy opening set, the 37-year-old Williams began finding her range on ground strokes, keeping her younger opponent pegged at the back of the court.

Both Kerber and Muguruza lost in their Wimbledon finals to Serena Williams, whose absence this year as she awaits the birth of her first child has left the draw unusually open. This is remarkably her 20th visit to the grass at SW19.

Contesting Wimbledon for the 20th time, Williams advanced to the last four for the 10th time with a 6-3 7-5 victory over erratic Ostapenko.

Williams will face Sydney-born Johanna Konta in her semi after she denied Simona Halep the world No.1 ranking. The Romanian second seed lost despite compiling 26 winners and only nine unforced errors.

Garbine Muguruza also continued her fine form with a surprisingly comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win against the powerful Svetlana Kuznetsova. Ostapenko won the French Open in Paris last month. After all, a seven-time Wimbledon champion who gave a strong showing in 2016 is bound to be an odds-on favourite for this year's trophy.

Konta came from behind to claim a hard-earned 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 victory over Halep.

"It's been something that I've been dragging back and forth for a while now", Djokovic said about his shoulder.

Djokovic wasn't asked about his shoulder or the crowd but did take a swipe at organizers for not putting him on court Monday. That match, the first to be played under the roof on Centre Court at this year's tournament, was postponed from Monday. "The referee's office was completely indecisive". There was security reasons.

"I think I'm playing better match by match, as the Internationaux de France, has entrusted Ostapenko".

Williams and Ostapenko on Centre was certainly logical. Aided by that big serve, the lone break was enough to see Williams win the first.

The 87th ranked Slovakian is the lowest-ranked Grand Slam semifinalist since Angelique Kerber reached the semifinals of the 2011 US Open when she was No. 92 in the world. Venus Williams played 100th match at Wimbledon and reached her 10th semifinal.

"So, whatever age that is, as long as I feel like that, then I know that I can contend for titles every time".

"Right now it's a little bit surreal", Konta told the BBC.

"It was very tough to break". So I know how she can play. I hope that I will be able to continue in this direction.

Ostapenko keeps hoper alive of progressing as she manages to hold her serve and make it 3-2 in the second set.