(Reuters) - Highlights of Tuesday’s eighth day at Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tournament of the year (times GMT):
The newly-formed mixed doubles partnership of Andy Murray and Serena Williams - dubbed ‘Murrena’ - reached the third round by beating Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo 7-5 6-3.
Czech Barbora Strycova produced a clinical display, studded with 22 winners, to beat home hope Johanna Konta 7-6(5) 6-1.
The unseeded Strycova will meet Serena Williams in her first Grand Slam semi-final on Thursday.
“It sounds crazy. It’s happening but I can’t believe it. My voice is shaking,” Strycova said. “I think this is one of the best matches I played here.”
Eighth seed Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to reach a Grand Slam singles semi-final, beating unseeded Czech Karolina Muchova 7-5 6-4 on No. 1 Court.
She will meet Romanian seventh seed Simona Halep on grass for the first time on Thursday for a place in the final. Svitolina has won four of their previous seven meetings.
Serena Williams, chasing her eighth Wimbledon crown, grabbed a decisive break in the eighth game of the final set to beat Alison Riske 6-4 4-6 6-3.
Williams moved into her 12th Wimbledon semi-finals and will meet either Johanna Konta or Barbora Strycova.
Former world number one Simona Halep recovered from 4-1 down in the opening set to beat China’s Zhang Shuai 7-6(4) 6-1.
Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Lovell