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Summary

  1. Lindsay Davenport (US)/ Mary Joe Fernandez (US) bts Barbara Schett (Aut)/ Nathalie Tauziat (Fra) 6-2 6-3
  2. Benjamin Sigouin (Can)/ Louis Wessels (Ger) bts Finn Bass (GB)/ Alastair Gray (GB) 7-6 6-3
  3. Ulises Blanch (US) bts Ewan Moore (GB) 6-2 7-6
  4. Varvara Gracheva (Rus) bts Anastasia Zarytska (Ukr) 6- 1 6-3
  5. Denis Shapovalov (Can) bts Finn Bass (GB) 6-1 7-5
  6. Jamie Murray (GB)/ Bruno Soares (Bra) bts Mate Pavic (Cro)/ Michael Venus (NZ) 6-3 7-6 4-6 4-6 16-14

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By Mike Henson and Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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More to come on the BBC

We may be winding down our live text updates, but you can watch all the remaining action on BBC TV and online and follow radio updates.

A couple of programmes that should be entertaining tonight

6-Love-6

BBC Radio 5 live: 19:30-20:30 BST

Your chance to speak to John McEnroe live at Wimbledon

Today at Wimbledon

BBC Two, 20:00-21:00

Clare Balding presents highlights of day eight with action from the women's quarter-finals.  

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Bye for now

Andy Murray
Rex Features

The Bryan brothers are doing their mirror-twin thing out on Centre Court.

Pospisil/Sock and Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin are going deep on court two.

Michael Chang, Ross Hutchens, Mark Philippoussis, Tracy Austin, Lindsay Davenport and Anne Keothavong are all still to come in the invitational knockabouts.

We will leave you in their capable hands on our video streams.

Bye for now. And see you for more last-eight action tomorrow.

Doubling up

You didn't think that because the singles was wrapped up for the day, that we would leave you without some tennis to tuck into?

There's plenty of doubles out there. Over here.

Tennis
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Vesnina's winning moment

All the talk has been of a potential Williams v Williams final, but Elena Vesnina will be looking to put a stop to that. She was in scintillating form as she put away Dominika Cibulkova with ease to set up a semi-final clash with Serena. 

Vesnina's winning moment

Tomorrow's action

Roger Federer
Rex Features

Tomorrow you ask? Well you might.

It is men's quarter-finals day and this is how it is going to pan out.

Centre Court (13:00 start)

Roger Federer v Marin Cilic

Jo-Wilifried Tsonga v Andy Murray

Court One (13:00 start)

Sam Querrey v Milos Raonic

Tomas Berdych v Lucas Pouille

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Late to the party?

This is what has gone down at Wimbledon today.

Five-time champion Venus Williams is into her first Wimbledon semi-final since 2009, beating Yaroslava Shvedova to set up a meeting with Angelique Kerber.

Sister Serena Williams advanced to the last four after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and will take on Elena Vesnina.

Andy Murray has revealed that he is dishwasher-stacker-in-chief at home.

Cibulkova 2-6 2-6 Vesnina

Annabel Croft

Former British number one on Radio 5 live

What a performance that was from Vesnina.

She was seeing the ball the size of a football. Everything was flowing, she was hitting her groundstrokes beautifully and she really dedicated the play.

Game, set and match Vesnina

Cibulkova 2-6 2-6 Vesnina

Elena Vesnina's not mucking about. Three match points already.

One simple ace down the middle and the semi-final place is hers! Vesnina looked very impressive out there. She'll now face Serena Williams in the last four.

At least Dominika Cibulkova can walk down the aisle on Saturday now...

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Jonathan Hextall: Aaayyyaaaa and peeeoww currently on no.1 court attempting to reach the semis for the first time.

This did make me laugh. Cibulkova (peeoww) and Vesnina (aaayyyya) make some remarkable noises during play.

Cibulkova 2-6 2-5 Vesnina*

Dominika Cibulkova seems to have found her stride, but it's a bit late now.

The Slovak holds to love but Elena Vesnina is up out of her seat to serve for the match. 

*Cibulkova 2-6 1-5 Vesnina

Dominika Cibulkova gets down low on her knees as she places a winner just over the net to take Elena Vesnina to deuce.

But the Russian doesn't lose her cool and recovers to hold serve. She's now one game away from her first Grand Slam semi-final. 

Serena's winning moment ...

There's not too much time for Serena to bask in the glory of her victory, as she heads off to play a doubles match with her sister. But here's the moment she saw off Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets to progress to the semi-finals

Serena Williams wins in straight sets

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

"A lot of people are pulling for Venus to win one more Wimbledon final. She's won this competition five times, and it's often forgotten because of how dominant her sister has been. It's as though she's an after-thought."

Serena Williams speaking to BBC TV: "It was good. I am excited to be able to win and get through, it felt really good.

"I knew Venus was up 5-1 and then I saw on the court so I was like 'yey'.

"I am just trying to win my match. I knew I had a tough opponent and one thing I have learnt this year is just to focus on the match.

"We (her and Venus) don't really talk too much about it but we are playing doubles later so we are just happy to be in the semi-finals. 

"It will be great (if they are both in final). Venus is such a tough opponent I want her to win so bad, not in the final if i am there, but if I am not I do."

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

"The great players seize the moment better than their opponents. Pavlyuchenkova seized up at 4-4 in both sets and Serena pounced."

S Williams 6-4 6-4 Pavlyuchenkova

Serena Williams pirouettes to all sides of Centre Court, waving her appreciation for a standing ovation.

She is on collision course with another Russian - Elena Vesnina - in the semi-finals.

Serena
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Cibulkova 2-6 1-4 Vesnina*

Elena Vesnina, the slight 29-year-old Russian, is full of power and prowess and Dominika Cibulkova is struggling to contain her. 

Vesnina has two more break points, which she fails to convert, and Cibulkova does eventually hold to get off the mark in the second set. 

Vesnina
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S Williams 6-4 6-4 Pavlyuchenkova

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

That was the intimidation factor. That is what great champions do and Serena has done it to many an opponent.

She stepped it up when she needed to and served incredibly well to take away belief and confidence from the Russian who was in the Wimbledon quarter for the first time.

It looks like a real possibility Venus could play Serena in the finals of a Grand Slam again. 

Serena Williams celebrates
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Game set and match Williams

S Williams 6-4 6-4 Pavlyuchenkova

Earlier in the game, Serena Williams coughed up a double fault, over-cooking her second serve.

Cue a quizzical look at the line judge.

And the appropriate riposte. A ripped ace barging down the T and out of reach to close the match out.

Serena Williams
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Serena breaks

*S Williams 6-4 5-4 Pavlyuchenkova

Serena Williams broke in the ninth game of the first set before serving out in the next.

The second set is following that same template. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's racquet arm tightens and a clumsy swat into the net hands over the first of two break points.

Panoramic tour of Wimbledon

This is cooler than a concert featuring Kool and the Gang and Kula Shaker.

Take a tour of Wimbledon like you may never have seen before - a 360-degree panoramic insight...

Watch here on the Wimbledon YouTube channel.

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Neil Leverett: At least Cibulkova won't have to cancel her weekend plans.... Cmon girl!

Cibulkova 2-6 0-3 Vesnina*

Oh dear. It's not going well for Dominika Cibulkova on Court One.

She's been completely dominated by Elena Vesnina who breaks again to take a 3-0 lead in the second. The Russian looks to be cruising into her first Grand Slam semi-final, where she will play either Serena Williams or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

S Williams 6-4 4-4 *Pavlyuchenkova

The chunkiest of net cords as a wobbly backhand from Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova trips over onto Serena Williams' side and beds down the day.

That gives the Russian 40-30 and the Centre Court crowd edge nearer the front of their sought-after seats as a rally of thrust, parry and counter opens up.

Serena cracks the whip across court and finally Pavlyuchenkova's wells of resolve come up empty with the ball buried in the midpoint of the net.

Serena
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S Williams 6-4 4-4 Pavlyuchenkova*

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

You can see why Pavlyuchenkova has got to the quarters here for the first time. 

She is hitting a sweet ball right now.

*S Williams 6-4 3-4 Pavlyuchenkova

The scoreboard pressure is working in Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's favour.

She holds to put Serena Williams back one game behind in the race to six.

It is a toasty day out there on Centre Court. The ball kids are on umbrella duties at the changeover shielding the performers from the UV.

Pavlyuchenkova
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*Cibulkova 2-6 0-2 Vesnina

To cancel or not cancel the wedding which is scheduled on ladies' final day? 

At the moment, Dominika Cibulkova's save the date cards are still valid. 

The bride-to-be has been broken again in the opening game of the second set by a fired-up Elena Vesnina, who goes on to hold for a 2-0 lead.

The world number 18 has a lot to do now...

Cibulkova
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Vesnina's 'sizzling' forehand

Cibulkova 2-6 0-1 Vesnina*

She has been dominant in that first set and anymore forehands like this one and it will also be a very quick second set. 

Vesnina's 'sizzling' forehand

S Williams 6-4 3-3 *Pavlyuchenkova

Serena Williams is often content to sit back on the baseline and mow down her opponents with a barrage of groundstrokes.

It is to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's credit that she is forcing the women's top gun to change weapons.

Twice Williams comes into the net behind attacking strokes, closes down the angles and puts away the volleys.

She holds to 30. This is bubbling up beautifully as we reach the business end of the second set.

*S Williams 6-4 2-3 Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova guides away a dream of a forehand winner - the ball kissing the junction of base and sideline - to hold serve to 15.

An absolute peach of a shot. 

She is swimming hard against the current. If Williams slips out of top gear, the Russian could pounce.

Pavlyuchenkova
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'Vesnina has been exceptional'

Cibulkova 2-6 Vesnina

Annabel Croft

Former British number one

Vesnina didn't let Cibulkova get into any rhythm. She played at an extremely high level. That was an exceptional set of tennis from the Russian.

Vesnina
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Wonder if they have a hedge fund?

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport

Yes, it's a massive grassy tennis ball.

You can spot this gargantuan greenery when strolling along to the practice grounds, where they hit much smaller balls, which are yellow.

Tennis ball at Wimbledon practice grounds
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Women's singles - Vote results

The results of our women's singles vote are in. Look away now, if you are not Serena Williams...

Question was: 'Who will win the 2016 women's singles at Wimbledon?' 

(We know some players may be out now by the time you read this!)

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S Williams 6-4 2-2 *Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlychenkova wallops a forehand return down the line for a clean winner and 40-30 before a Serena Williams double fault hands her a free pass to deuce.

Advantage Miss Williams. Double fault.

Deuce. Ace

Advantage Miss Williams. Ace. Game.

The points are living and dying on the defending champion's racquet. Serena Williams, as ever, is the master of her own fate, the captain of Centre Court. 

Serena Williams
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Game and first set Vesnina

Cibulkova 2-6 Vesnina

Elena Vesnina double faults to give away one set point, but she still has one more to go.

And she does a little pirouette to her box as she watches Cibulkova return into the net.

The unseeded Russian takes the first set. 

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Joanne Letters: Way to go @SkupskiBros and @anna_smith1488 on beating the No. 1 seeds!

This is British pair Neal Skupski and Anna Smith in the mixed doubles. They've got through the second round. 

James Stevenson: Bit of a stinker so far from Cibulkova. Not started well at all. Vesnina on the other hand. She has been solid

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

We've often talked about Pavlyuchenkova becoming a top-10 player, but victory here would put her in that bracket. There's a lot for her to do yet though.

Simon Reed

BBC One at Wimbledon

"There was a fear that Pavlyuchenkova would be hammered into submission after the way the first set ended, but that's not materialised yet."

Pavlyuchenkova
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Cibulkova 2-5 Vesnina*

A mini resurgence from Dominika Cibulkova but it might be too late for this set.

She pushes Vesnina on the Russian's serve, but can't get the break, before holding on her own.

Vesnina's for the taking now. 

Cibulkova
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*S Williams 6-4 1-2 Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova holds her serve to love in a game that Serena Williams seemed to have mentally checked off long before its conclusion.