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Sports Williams looks to extend Slam finals streak at Wimbledon

16:02  12 july  2018
16:02  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Serena's marriage sparks Wimbledon debate over Miss and Mrs.

  Serena's marriage sparks Wimbledon debate over Miss and Mrs. LONDON (AP) Serena Williams' recent marriage has shined a spotlight on one of Wimbledon's many quirky traditions. Suddenly ''Miss Williams'' has become ''Mrs. Williams'' in the words of chair umpires - a small change that has led to bigger-picture questions about whether the All England Club is too old-fashioned. Only the women at the grass-court Grand Slam are addressed with a title before their names to reflect their marital status. In otherSuddenly ''Miss Williams'' has become ''Mrs. Williams'' in the words of chair umpires - a small change that has led to bigger-picture questions about whether the All England Club is too old-fashioned.

Williams looks to extend Slam finals streak at Wimbledon . LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams will attempt to reach a Grand Slam final for the 12th straight

When Williams took a leave of absence to have her first child soon after claiming her 23rd Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open, it appeared her streak might be under threat. Victories for Williams and Kerber would see a repeat of the 2016 Wimbledon final , which Williams won in straight sets.

a person holding a ball © Provided by thecanadianpress.com LONDON - Serena Williams will attempt to reach a Grand Slam final for the 12th straight season as she faces Julia Goerges in the Wimbledon semifinals on Thursday.

When Williams took a leave of absence to have her first child soon after claiming her 23rd Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open, it appeared her streak might be under threat.

However, the 36-year-old American has quickly found a level of form that has carried her to within two wins of an eighth Wimbledon title.

Williams has every reason to be confident against 13th-seeded Goerges of Germany, who is playing in her first Grand Slam semifinal. Williams has won all three of their previous encounters, with the most recent coming at the French Open last month.

The other semifinal sees two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber take on 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko.

Victories for Williams and Kerber would see a repeat of the 2016 Wimbledon final, which Williams won in straight sets.

Serena Williams hits out again at testing 'discrimination' .
Serena Williams has complained on social media that it's "test Serena" time again as she once more hit out at the frequency with which she is selected for anti-doping tests. The 23-time Grand Slam champion took to Twitter on Tuesday night after she received another visit from a tester. Williams tweeted: "And it's that time of the day to get 'randomly' drug tested and only test Serena. Out of all the players it's been proven I'm the one getting tested The 23-time Grand Slam champion took to Twitter on Tuesday night after she received another visit from a tester.

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