Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 11, 2019 General view during the semi-final match between Serena Williams of the US and Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova (Photo: Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS).


A SELECTION of some of the best quotes and facts from the 11th day at Wimbledon:

QUOTES
“It’s really not about 24, 23 or 25. It’s about going out there and giving my best no matter what. No matter what I do, I will always have a great career.

“I just kind of let it go this morning. I feel really calm about it.” – Serena Williams on the possibility of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title on Saturday (13).

“I’m desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her. I will focus on myself. I’m not thinking about her record… Her records are huge already,” – Simona Halep, who has beaten Serena Williams only once in 10 meetings.

“I’m not sure if I want to reach 37. There is also some other things I want to do in life than just chasing a yellow ball.” Barbora Strycova, 33, on her future in tennis.

Fact Of The Day
Serena Williams and Simona Halep are the only two women’s players to have reached a Grand Slam final in each of the last three seasons.

(Reuters)