The 24th-seeded American told Thomson her explanation was "baloney" and said: "It is a distraction on the play". You can always play a little better.
"The competition keeps you growing", Williams said.
In her news conference after the 6-3, 6-3 loss to Magdalena Rybarikova, Vandeweghe said: "If someone yells out in the middle of a swing, that's a hindrance call, and usually you replay the point".
On Friday, Federer will face Berdych for a berth in the final.
Roger Federer maintained his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title as he moved into the last four with a 6-4 6-2 7-6 (7-4) win against Milos Raonic. Instead, Karolina Pliskova will be No. 1 player. The result means that Karolina Pliskova, who lost in the second round, will replace Angelique Kerber, who departed in the fourth, atop the rankings next week.
Konta is the first British women to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Virginia Wade was the runner-up in 1978.
Since winning the French Open previous year to complete his career Grand Slam, Djokovic has failed to win another major title. The first of her trophies at the grass-court tournament came in 2000.
Querrey is playing in his third consecutive five-set match at Wimbledon. Junior boys' hope Blake Ellis was potentially two games from a berth in the third round when play was stopped with the Queenslander leading Mexico's Alan Fernando Rubio Fierros 6-3 5-5.
She had just watched her 37-year-old daughter reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 10th time and, well, the whole thing was just a bit hard to believe. She last won the title in 2008, but reached the semifinals last year and the Australian Open final this year. Muguruza, the 2015 Wimbledon runner-up and 2016 French Open champion, defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic appeared to grimace in pain a couple of times as his shoulder was being checked.
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On Monday, police arrested Cosmo Dinardo on a prior felony weapons charge and are now considering him a person of interest. He was released from Bucks County jail on Tuesday night after 10 percent of his $1 million bail was paid by his father.
And, just two games after resuming play, Djokovic called an end to proceedings - meaning Berdych advances to his third Wimbledon semi-final 7-6 (7-2) 2-0, where Roger Federer awaits.
The top-seeded Murray flicked a cross-court backhand passing shot so forcefully, placed it so perfectly, that Querrey barely got his racket on the ball, sending a volley well wide.
There was a brief rain delay on the opening day of the tournament, but the roof stayed open and the rain went away.
Three-time champion Novak Djokovic was playing Adrian Mannarino on Centre Court. He couldn't play his usual court-covering defence.
In the last five matches of Novak Djokovic, he won all the matches.
Djokovic was broken only once in his match, in the second set.
Mannarino said: "I mean, I was a little bit - to me, it was quite odd in the beginning of the match, because I felt like I was running in a different way".
Centre Court has a roof, but No. 1 Court does not.
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