Wimbledon 2021: Pliskova, Kerber and Barty in quarter-final action – live!

Live updates of the women’s singles quarter-finals at SW19Raducanu out in last 16 after retiring with breathing problemsEmail Daniel with any thoughts or questions

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Wimbledon is a funny thing, an annual treat that gives us something in which to immerse without the pain and anguish that comes with team sport. Though we might have favourite players, they’re transient – they come, they go, and in the meantime represent their families and their values, not our families and our values.

Consequently, in the process of simply enjoying we can sometimes forget what’s at stake … but not anymore. As Celine Dion noted, baby, this is serious.

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