Serena Williams
Serena Williams will look to defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenko to advance to the semi-finalGetty

Serena Williams takes on Anastasia Pavlyuchenko in the women's singles quarter-final clash of the 2016 Wimbledon Championship on Tuesday (5 July).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 3pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on BBC One and BBC Two. Live scores and regular updates will be available on Wimbledon's official website. Live streaming of the day's play for UK audiences is available on the BBC IPlayer app.

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Overview

Defending champion Serena Williams seems to be out of form and is probably not playing the tennis she is capable of, but such is her power and skill that it has not mattered whether she is at her best or not to advance in the tournament. She comes into this clash with wins over Annika Beck and Svetlana Kuznetsova and is the definite favourite to win the title and equal Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam titles.

Kuznetsova, who is seeded 13th was expected to give her a fight considering she has already beaten the American earlier in the year. However, the world number one cruised past her opponent, beating her 7-5, 6-0, hitting a whooping 43 winners with just 14 unforced errors. Williams also won eight 12 net points and converted six out of 10 break points.

The American, who has struggled with injuries and illness this season has not yet hit top gear and if she does, it will be a treat to watch for the fans at SW19.

anastasia pavlyuchenko
Anastasia Pavlyuchenko has failed to beat Williams in five attempts in the pastGetty

On the other hand Pavlyuchenko reached the final eight of the Wimbledon Championships for the first time in her career after beating 27 seed Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3 in the previous round. While she does not have a CV as impressive as that of her opponent, the Russian's powerful game is a fine fit on grass and with Williams traditionally struggling against lower-ranked opposition in the latter rounds of majors, this might just be her chance to cause an upset.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Serena Williams to win: 1/12
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenko to win: 7

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other five times in Grand Slam and ATP Tour events with Williams winning all of those encounters. They last faced off in the round of 32 of the 2015 Rome Masters with Serena winning 6-1, 6-3.

Wimbledon history

Williams and Pavlyuchenko will be facing each other for the first time at the Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday.