Serena to face Kerber in Wimbledon final
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Seven-time Wimbledon winner Williams to face two-time Grand Slam champion Kerber on Saturday
By Raz Mirza at Wimbledon

Last Updated: 12/07/18 4:26pm

Serena Williams is chasing her eighth Wimbledon singles title
Serena Williams is chasing her eighth Wimbledon singles title

Serena Williams stayed firmly on course for her eighth Wimbledon singles title by setting up a final against Germany's Angelique Kerber.

The 36-year-old Williams reached her 10th final at the All England Club in just her 13th match since giving birth to daughter Olympia last year.

She also extended her impressive winning record in Wimbledon semi-finals to 10-1 with an impressive 6-2 6-4 victory over Julia Goerges.

The American had never dropped a set in her previous three meetings with Goerges and broke in the sixth game to claim the opening set before booking her place in her 30th Grand Slam final by breaking back in the 10th game of the second set to seal victory.

Williams can equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Slam titles when she attempts to stage a repeat of the 2016 final, when she defeated German Kerber.

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At 181st in the world, Williams, who gave birth to her daughter 10 months ago, is the lowest ranked player to reach the women's final.

Angelique Kerber reached her second Wimbledon final
Angelique Kerber reached her second Wimbledon final

Kerber, the 2016 Australian and US Open champion, reached her second Wimbledon final in three years after easing past Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-3.

The 21-year-old Latvian dropped a set for the first time in this year's tournament as she committed 19 unforced errors.

Kerber, the German 11th seed, took control on Centre Court, breaking serve twice to claim the opening set 6-3 in 34 minutes.

Kerber, 30, accelerated into a comfortable 5-1 in the second before Ostapenko clawed back a couple of games by landing some big blows, but the German nipped the recovery in the bud to get the job done in 68 minutes and reach her fourth major final.

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