The sold-out crowd - which included Drake, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel - seemed stunned.
"The fact that it is the Centre Court, and the fact that it is a lot of people in the stands - it's not changing anything, actually".
Williams dropped her first set at this tournament as the 52nd-ranked Giorgi produced an impressive display of power and accuracy in the opener. But it was anything but easy and seemed very much in doubt until the final moments.
Her dance of delight signalled the end of Giorgi's threat as Williams raced to the finish line. And it was child's play on Centre Court for Williams, who hit 30 winners and served 10 aces. When she's calibrating properly, it all can be tough for opponents to handle.
It's okay, Serena, just keep your eyes on the prize at Wimbledon!
"I feel like I'm getting to where I want to be".
The 23-time Grand Slam victor Serena Williams told The Guardian: 'I think a lot of the top players are losing but they're losing to girls that are playing outstanding.
"I'm not looking left or right". It's weird. I can't describe it. She hit one at 122 miles per hour against Giorgi, delivered six of her seven aces in the final set, and won 44 of the last 54 points she served.
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With a tiny tennis racket bag on her arm and rocking a cute pink frock, the 10-month-old was all smiles as she prepared to head out for the match.
After welcoming Olympia in September and tying the knot to the Reddit co-founder and venture capitalist in November, went back into full training mode-and just recently, shared that she missed a major milestone. Everything from that point on seemed to click for Williams.
Williams has won the title at SW19 seven times and made the final in back-to-back years prior to her pregnancy-related absence in 2017. The crowd cheered in adoration, and she looked rejuvenated as she took her seat during the break.
The victor of the Williams and Giorgi match battles Bertens or Goerges in the semifinals.
With all the top seeds sent home, the Wimbledon favorite is now Serena Williams.
"It's still one more match to go for both of us. You can be a mom, you can still play tennis, and you can still be great". Though she does make the best effort she can, it's hard. She appeared emotional and relieved at the match's conclusion as she clinched her fists in victory and took a deep breath while smiling proudly. "I don't feel I have to win this; I don't feel I have to lose this", Williams said. She never backed down from a challenge. Serena loses when you are around.
The 36-year-old williams will face Julia Goerges in the semifinals on Thursday.
I think it just happened to be this way. However, Giorgi came through a huge test of character as she saved three break points and then a fourth with the help of a fierce forehand as she earned an important hold.
She is unbeaten at the championships since 2014, winning the title in 2015 and 2016. "I still have a long way to go to be where I was".