LONDON, Great Britain – Seven-time champion Serena Williams is back into the championship match at Wimbledon after taking down the always-tricky Barbora Strycova in straight sets on Thursday.
Serena dropped just three games in a dominant semifinal performance, and fired 27 winners and four aces en route to a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Strycova.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner already has more Grand Slams than anyone in the Open Era after surpassing Stefanie Graf’s 22 titles two years ago, and now Serena will seek to tie the all-time record and equal Margaret Court’s 24 titles.
Standing between Serena and the Venus Rosewater Dish will be former French Open champion Simona Halep, who eased past Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3.
It’ll be Serena and Halep’s 11th career meeting, with the American dominating the head-to-head record at nine wins to one.