Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams still last American lady standing after defeating Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina on Centre Court in the battle of the mums to reach the last eight

SERENA WILLIAMS won the battle of the mums on Centre Court to reach the last eight of Wimbledon.

The seven-times winner is well on course for her eighth title and will face Camila Giorgi in the next round at SW19.

 Serena Williams remains one of the favourites to lift the trophy

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Serena Williams remains one of the favourites to lift the trophy
 Serena Williams has taken her daughter Olympia to Centre Court to check out her mum's office at this year's Wimbledon

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Serena Williams has taken her daughter Olympia to Centre Court to check out her mum's office at this year's Wimbledon

And the American great hardly broke a sweat as she beat fellow mum Evgeniya Rodina from Russia in straight sets 6-2 6-2.

Williams said: "I knew we were both mums and I am not sure if that happens much. It's cool, you can be a working mum and be in the quarter-final of Wimbledon.

 Williams got through the game unscathed

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Williams got through the game unscathed

"I am a perfectionist and I will always find something wrong, it was a good scoreline, but tougher than that."

Even when Rodina got a break in the second set at 3-2, Williams junior just pulled out even more winners to wrestle back control in another amazing match.

Williams sent her opponent all over the court.

And to be fair to Rodina, once she got into it she ran her heart out chasing every ball on the line and looking to give as good back.

 Serena Williams is finding her form and fitness with every game at Wimbledon

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Serena Williams is finding her form and fitness with every game at Wimbledon

Rodina managed to win two games to salvage something from the first set and string out the inevitable.

But she was broken at 5-2 as she collapsed to hand Williams the first set.

 Alexis Ohanian with his and Serena Williams'daughter Alexis Olympia

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Alexis Ohanian with his and Serena Williams'daughter Alexis Olympia

And when Rodina broke Williams at 3-2 in the second, that just caused the American to go rock and roll and hit straight back.

From there, it was one way traffic as Williams fired her way into the business end of the tournament in a game that lasted just 62 minutes.

It means the 36-year-old will now play in her 13th Wimbledon quarter-final and is the red-hot favourite just 11 months after giving birth.

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SERENA WILLIAMS won the battle of the mums on Centre Court to reach the last eight of Wimbledon.