WIMBLEDON: Serena Seals Semi-Final Spot After Major Scare

 Andy Brownbill, AP     United States' Serena Williams celebrates a point win over Switzerland's Belinda Bencic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Andy Brownbill, AP
United States’ Serena Williams celebrates a point win over Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

 

SERENA Williams survived a major scare before sealing her 11th Wimbledon semi-final appearance as the seven-time champion hit back to beat Italy’s Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 today.

Williams was in danger of a stunning quarter-final exit after world number 52 Giorgi became the first player in this year’s tournament to take a set off the former world number one.

But Serena bludgeoned her way out of trouble over the final two sets to stay on course for an eighth All England Club triumph.

The 36-year-old will play German 13th seed Julia Goerges on Thursday for a place in Saturday’s final.

CREDIT: AFP

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