Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

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She will go into the record books as the lowest ranked player - at st - to reach a women's semi-final at Wimbledon; yet having dominated the game for so long, she is carrying on where she left off before her maternity break. Wimbledon on the BBC Venue: I still have a long way to go to be where I was. Get the latest tennis headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online. These stories never quite made it to the silver screen. The time Grand Slam champion, who turns 37 next month, says he plans to return to SW19 next year.

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Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash says he does not believe this defeat necessarily signals the end for Federer. He's going to have another birthday before the end of the summer. This exit will be a tough blow, but he's faced defeats before.

No tournament wants to see Federer go out and we'll be denied a repeat of that Federer v Nadal final, which is a shame. It's the shock of the tournament for sure. He was the red-hot favourite. We thought he could lose to maybe somebody else, but not necessarily Anderson, who hasn't had huge success coming into this tournament.

When Federer gets up , you don't think it's going to be a full five sets. You definitely thought Federer would get the job done. After Anderson calmed down and lost a pretty tight second set, Federer's forehand started going wayward. This one had a taste of an easy victory after the first two sets. All credit to Anderson, he hung in there and somehow won the third.

It seemed the longer it went on the more aggressive he became and better he played at the end. Respect him - he deserved to win. Watch some of the quirkier moments and best action from the Wimbledon final as Novak Djokovic wins in straight sets and makes an emotional tribute to his son.

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The time Grand Slam champion dropped her first set of the championships but came through Giorgi, the world number 52, produced the type of power normally associated with her opponent - but the American then found an extra gear. Before the match, Giorgi had raised eyebrows when, asked about her impression of Williams over the years, she said: Giorgi's serve was straight out of the Williams book of power.

It is not often you see Williams scrambling to return a serve or nearly knocked off her feet by the force of a near mph delivery - it is more often her dishing that up - but she was given a taste of her own medicine by the fearless Giorgi.

The Italian's average serve speed in each set was higher than Williams', although the American recorded the fastest of the match at mph. The year-old came forward to attack more in the second set, not allowing Giorgi any break points and winning her own break in the fourth game, roaring "come on!

She turned the screw with a backhand winner down the line to break in the third game of the final set and got more of her first serves in to take charge, sealing victory on her first match point when Giorgi sent a forehand into the net.

Williams only returned to competitive singles tennis in March following the birth of her daughter but has nevertheless been the player to beat here. With the top 10 seeds making early exits, she has yet to face a player ranked in the top Against Giorgi, she answered any lingering doubts about what might happen if she faced a stiff test - showing she still has the stamina, spirit and shots to carry on collecting Grand Slam titles. I still have a long way to go to be where I was.

She will go into the record books as the lowest ranked player - at st - to reach a women's semi-final at Wimbledon; yet having dominated the game for so long, she is carrying on where she left off before her maternity break. It is something like her 35th Grand Slam semi-final, which is ridiculous. She looks in great shape. After Indian Wells, she thought maybe she had come back a bit soon but she went away and did some intense training to get in shape for the French Open.


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