After a series of upsets in the women's singles tournament at Wimbledon, all of the top-10 seeds from the women's draw have been eliminated.
Predictably, Pliskova was asked why there have been so many surprises.
Rodina was very much in uncharted territory, having never previously gone beyond the second round of a Slam, and it did not take long for Williams to impose her will as she raced into a 3-0 lead. 'Like I said, it's hard to say.
"This is tough because I can not see myself from the side. You can be a mom, you can still play tennis and you can still be great".
Bidding for an eighth championship at the All England Club, Williams will be back on court Tuesday, but she is seeded only 25th, and that actually represents a big bump up from her ranking of No. 181.
Serena Williams figures this statistic needs an asterisk: For the first time since Wimbledon started seeding players in the 1920s, none of the top 10 women reached the quarterfinals. There's a lot of things that, I don't know if you can tell, but I really need to work on.
1 - Mannarino won only one point on his serve during the opening set against Federer.
Williams, who has a kind run through to the semi-finals, will next take on Camila Giorgi of Italy.
Dominika Cibulkova faces Jelena Ostapenko, Daria Kasatkina battles Angelique Kerber, and Kiki Bertens plays Julia Goerges in the other quarterfinal clashes. Kerber (No. 11) is the highest remaining seed, followed by the No. 12 Ostapenko, No. 13 Goerges, No. 14 Kasatkina, No. 20 Bertens and No. 25 Williams.
The only man left under six feet tall is Japan's Kei Nishikori, who beat an injured Ernests Gulbis 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-1. "I'm just going for the shots". Del Potro was leading Simon two sets to one when their match was suspended because of darkness Monday night.
But the 36-year-old shared over the weekend that despite a strict schedule to be as present as possible for her daughter, she still managed to miss out on baby Alexis's first steps while getting in some training for Wimbledon. "But when I come here, I come here thinking that I can do a good result, no?" I think the right way of looking at it is: "It's an opportunity to test myself against a player of Roger's caliber", said Anderson, who is 0-4 against Federer.