Serena Williams assesses Wimbledon chances after reaching quarter-finals

Bertens storms through to Wimbledon quarter-finals against Pliskova

With her easy power, Williams looked serene as she cruised to victory to set up a clash with Italy's unseeded Camila Giorgi who beat Ekaterina Makarova. So it's really cool.

In other play, Dominika Cibulkova overcame a delay caused by a controversial decision from the umpire to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-wei. Bertens previously beat the No. 9 seed, Venus Williams, on Friday.

On the bottom half of the bracket, it'll be 12-time major champion Djokovic against 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori, and No. 2 seed Nadal against either 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon. As she keeps reminding folks, this is just her fourth tournament since missing more than a year of action because she was pregnant and gave birth to a daughter last September.

It's also the only Grand Slam tournament in the half-century professional era with zero top-10 seeds in the women's final eight.

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Pliskova crashed to a 6-3 7-6 (7-1) to big-hitting Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens, leaving 11th seed Angelique Kerber as the highest-ranked player left in the wide open draw.

Pliskova gave glimpses of her ability in the second set but Bertens held her nerve to secure a quarter-final spot. He next faces Raonic, who defeated Mackenzie McDonald of the US 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.

After seven minutes, the decision was finally changed and the point replayed.

It was Serena's 18th straight win at the All England Club as the 23-time Grand Slam champion reached her 13th quarter-final. She was the lone top-10 women's seed still around at this upset-filled tournament, and now she's also gone.

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Cibulkova advanced to her third Wimbledon quarterfinal, following runs in 2011 and 2016.

Ominiously for the other seven women left in the draw, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, who missed Wimbledon a year ago but won the title on her previous two visits, insists there is still plenty of room for improvement.

Both Anderson of South Africa and the 44th-ranked Monfils of France were bidding to reach the quarterfinals for the first time on their 10th appearance at the All England Club.

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