Serena Williams defeats stubborn Alison Riske to make her way into Wimbledon semi-finals

Serena Williams defeated fellow American Alison Riske in quarter finals 6-4, 4-6. 6-3 in tough matchSerena reacted to her quarter-final victory saying ;
It was really satisfying, I wouldn’t have won that match a couple of weeks ago. She was playing so great, she beat so many great players and she was so close to even taking the win today. I was really pumped, obviously, it was for a place in the semis of Wimbledon. I lost my serve a few times and being up 40-15 I lost my serve so it meant more to [close it out] at 40-15.

Riske threw EVERYTHING at Williams in another excellent rally. But the favourite found a forehand cross court winner which Riske can do nothing about to make it 30-15.

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