Kerber holds nerve on seventh match point to reach Wimbledon semi-finals

Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori

Highlights from the quarterfinal match at Wimbledon 2018 between Angelique Kerber and Daria Kasatkina.

After straight-set victories on Tuesday, No. 11 Angelique Kerber and No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko are all set for a semifinal matchup at Wimbledon.

The result against No 14 seed Kasatkina never looked in doubt from when Kerber quickly won the first three games of the match. 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. And that was before the same thing happened for a third time, after Kasatkina broke Kerber when she was serving for the match.

In the women's quarter-final on No1 Court, Ostapenko defeated Dominika Cibulkova in another match dominated by breaks of serve.

Ostapenko was the aggressor throughout, hitting 33 winners to Cibulkova's six, but also hitting 28 unforced errors to 13 for her opponent. Cibulkova finished with just a 27 percent win percentage on her second serve, which ultimately put a ton of pressure on her first.

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

Kerber and Ostapenko will face off on Thursday in the semifinals.

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