Bertens stuns Pliskova as last top 10 seed falls

Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits a shot during her fourth round match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Peter Nicholls Reuters

Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits a shot during her fourth round match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Peter Nicholls Reuters

Serena Williams raced into her 13th Wimbledon quarter-final as the seven-time champion thrashed Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2 in just 62 minutes on Monday.

Williams hasn't faced a seeded player yet, and she won't on Tuesday, either, instead facing 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy.

With the top 10 women having all been eliminated, No 11 Angela Kerber is the highest-seeded player left in the tournament.

No. 7 Karolina Pliskova became the last of the top-10 seeds to be knocked out, losing to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. I mean, I have a long way to go.

Serena Williams has survived another day of Wimbledon carnage to edge ever closer to a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles crown.

Williams and her sister were taught to play tennis by their father Richard, who devoted his life to training them on the public courts of Los Angeles.

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"This is only my fourth tournament back", Williams said.

"I think it will be interesting to see what she gravitates to".

She next faces 13th-seeded Julia Goerges, who beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 6-2 to secure her first Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance. He next faces Raonic, who defeated Mackenzie McDonald of the USA 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2. She should be relaxed, she looked nervous to me.' Boris Becker stated: 'I don't quite understand what happened in the women's game. "I'm a perfectionist, I always find something", the 36-year-old said when asked about her near-flawless display.

Bertens followed her shock third round success against five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams by claiming the scalp of Czech seventh seed Pliskova. "She can really hit the ball well".

In other play, Dominika Cibulkova overcame a delay caused by a controversial decision from the umpire to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-wei.

On the bottom half of the bracket, it'll be 12-time major champion Djokovic against 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori, and No. 2 seed Nadal against either 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon.

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