For the first time in the Open era, not a single top 10 seed has made the quarter-finals at one of the four Grand Slams.
Bertens hit seven aces and saved eight of the 10 break points she faced to win 6-3, 7-6 (2) against Pliskova and complete the latest upset in the women's draw.
The 30-year-old German remains on course after booking the seventh Grand Slam semi-final berth of her career. I just tried to fight for every point.
Her path to the title has been wide open from early in the tournament as Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens have all been eliminated.
Yes, no matter what the rankings or seedings say, she still looks as if she's capable of playing like someone who's No. 1.
Watched from the stands by her friend and mega-star rapper Drake, Serena struggled to hit the right notes in the first set.
On Wednesday, Federer will play No. 8 Kevin Anderson, a South African who was the 2017 U.S. Open runner-up and advanced with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4) victory over Gael Monfils.
Misfiring Olivier Giroud making unwanted World Cup history for France
His one assist was a big one, setting up Kylian Mbappefor what proved to be the deciding goal in the 4-3 win over Argentina. Speaking to reporters via BBC Sport Deschamps said: "It is true Olivier has not scored yet, but - I repeat - yet".
It took Mannarino so much toil and trouble to win one game, saving four break points to hold to begin the second set.
The Italian's comments ahead of the match that she does not follow tennis will have raised eyebrows but, competing in her first Grand Sam quarterfinal, she troubled Williams significantly with her movement and power and took the first set.
Four of the first five games went against serve before 12th seed Ostapenko's game finally caught fire in the 11th game when she broke Cibulkova to love with a blazing backhand down-the-line victor.
The All England Club seeded her there as a nod to all of her past success at the grass-court major, including titles the last two times she entered, in 2015 and 2016.
"I'm just looking forward to my next match". The two met last month in the second round at the French Open, with Williams winning in straight sets.
The 25th seed came from a set down to defeat Camila Giorgi.