“It’s for sure one of my best things in my career right now to be in the second semis at the Grand Slams,” Kerber said. “Actually, I have nothing to lose right now.”
Radwanska had lost five previous quarterfinals at Grand Slams, but is now the first Polish player to reach the semifinals of a major in the Open era. She has played Kerber four times, with each match going to three sets and the series even at 2-2.
“We played a couple times each other. Always went three sets, always tough,” Radwanska said. “Never on grass. It’s just going to be another challenge. I just hope I can still play my good tennis and we’ll see.”
So just reaching the last four in itself isn’t exactly something that has Williams excited.
“Semifinal, it’s great in a way,” she said. “But at the end of the day, if you’re not first, you’re last.”