She had never even got to the quarter-finals of a major tournament before, let alone the semi-finals.
"At the French Open I had all that pressure, now it's gone", former junior Wimbledon champion Ostapenko said.
Anderson, Isner and Nishikori all reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.
The American then cruised through the deciding set with a single break of serve enough to ensure her place in the semi-finals. It also means she now has 90 Wimbledon wins, the most amongst active female players and she has not dropped a set yet in this tournament.
She probably should have done her homework on Williams, who crushed the upset-minded Italian after dropping the first set.
Williams responded by raising the intensity level and began striking the ball with ferocious power to break Giorgi's serve for the first time on her way to levelling the match.
"I faced a thousand and three seeds in my life, so I'm okay with that", Williams responded when asked if she would have preferred stiffer tests.
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They are just going out there swinging and playing for broke.' Roger Federer stated: 'I think sometimes it's a coincidence that it happens. "For me, there's so much further I want to go to get back where I was, and hopefully go beyond that".
Goerges, who had never made it past the third round in her 10 previous appearances at the All England Club, advanced with a comeback victory over Bertens.
Next up for Williams as she tries to earn her eighth title at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam trophy overall will be a match Thursday against No. 13 seed Julia Goerges of Germany, a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victor against No. 20 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.
Here's the reason Williams has emerged as a favorite: She has seven Wimbledon titles, while the rest of the field has zero. "This is only my fourth tournament back", she said.
If Serena lifts the Venus Rosewater Dish this weekend, she will join an select group of women who have won Grand Slam titles after becoming mothers.
This isn't the first time the Toronto-bred rapper has been seen supporting Williams. His bucket list items include being serenaded by Lizz Wright, and watching the Knicks play an National Basketball Association game in June.