Serena Williams battles back to beat Camila Giorgi at Wimbledon

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  • Williams reaches semi-finals with 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory
  • Seven-time champion will face Julia Goerges in last four

Having cruised through her first four matches here, the question was asked of Serena Williams if she would rather have had a tough test to see exactly where her game is at. On Tuesday, she received that test, and she passed it with flying colours. The seven-time champion dropped her first set of the tournament to Italy’s Camila Giorgi but came through 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals for the 11th time.

World No 52 Giorgi blasted 20 winners and really took it to Williams, taking the first set thanks to one break, in the sixth game. But the 36-year-old Williams, back at Wimbledon after missing last year when she was pregnant with her first child, dug in, upped her game and reeled Giorgi in. By the time she was done, she had hit 20 winners and only 14 unforced errors in a match of high quality on both sides.

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Written by Simon Cambers at Wimbledon
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