Serena Williams will play the Wimbledon final against Simona HalepJuly 11, 2019
Serena Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, will return to the final this year against Romania's Simona Halep after defeating veteran Czech player Barbora Strycova.
The 37-year-old Williams, 11th seed, overwhelmingly beat Strycova in two sets, 6-1 and 6-2, in just 59 minutes on the grass of the All England Club in London.
The American began a little slow and deconcentrated, but it took just 10 minutes to find the sensations and deploy their devastating right hands with which broke the service of the Czech in the fourth game.
His crushing serve and an iron defense did the rest to give him the first set in 27 minutes.
Strycova tried to exhaust her, making her run in the second set, but she often put herself in trouble by going up to the net. And two serious errors in the fifth game – a double fault and a direct ball to the net – sentenced the meaning of a game that contributed to losing accumulating mistakes.
Before the Czech, Williams, who all this season has been disturbed by pains in a knee, seemed to have total control.
"I feel better than at the beginning of the tournament" and "I'm improving match after match," said the American.
"I like what I do and all the mornings I get up to feel in shape, I love my job and I'm pretty good at what I do, I like it," he insisted.
The youngest of the Williams sisters is thus a victory to equal the record of the historic Australian tennis player Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slam titles.
Williams has won 9 of his ten matches against Halep, which at the beginning of this season was still number one in the world and made a very firm tour of the Wimbledon grass.
The former world number one and champion of Roland Garros 2018 needed 1 hour and 13 minutes to win the eighth seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-1 and 6-3 on the center court of the All England Club in London.
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