Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams facing Angelique Kerber in Final

London: Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber going to face each other in the Wimbledon final.

Serena Williams facing Germany’s Angelique Kerber for an eighth Wimbledon singles title after both won their semi-finals in straight sets.

Serena Williams booked the Wimbledon final for the 10th time facing Germany’s Angelique Kerber for the title. Williams looking to a record equaling 24th Grand Slam and her first since having a child in September. Serena, 25th seeded won against 13th seed Julia Goerges in a straight set 6-2, 6-4 to secure her place in her 30th Grand Slam final since winning the 2017 Australian Open on Thursday.

“It’s crazy. I don’t even know how to feel because I literally didn’t think I’d do this well in my fourth tournament back,” said Williams.

In the Open era at 36 years and 291 days, Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist on 20-match winning streak at Wimbledon. After giving birth to daughter Olympia, the 36 year old, Serena can equal Margaret Court’s all time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles is only she beats Germany’s Kerber.

A former No. 1 and two times Grand Slam Champion Kerber reached her second Wimbledon final beating Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in a straight set 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday. Ostapenko brought 3-2 and the numbers were still towards her. She had all together 30 winners and 36 unforced errors, which Kerber had 10 winners and 7 unforced errors which makes Kerber to win over Ostapenko.

This is the Kerber’s first grand Slam final since she won the second of her two majors at the 2016 US Open defeating Karolina Pliskova. That title pushed her Steffi Graf’s record of 22 majors in professional and amateur era.

Saturday’s Wimbledon final will be a re-match of the 2016 showpiece, which  Serena Williams won.

 

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