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19:05  11 july  2019
19:05  11 july  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Standing between Serena and a return to the Wimbledon final will be the winner between the tricky Barbora Strycova and home hope Johanna Konta, the No.19 seed.

Serena Williams has returned to the world's top 30 after reaching the Wimbledon final . However, Britain's Johanna Konta has dropped to 50th in the WTA rankings. The 27-year-old reached the semi- finals at Wimbledon last year and was ranked as high as fourth in the world immediately

Serena returns to Wimbledon final © Getty Serena Williams cruised into her 11th Wimbledon final on Thursday

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Serena Williams moved just one match away from equalling the women's record for the most Grand Slam titles after returning to the Wimbledon final on Friday.

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Unseeded Barbora Strycova will play seven-time champion Serena Williams for a place in the Wimbledon final after an impressive 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 victory over Britain's 19th seed Johanna Konta on Tuesday.

Williams has 23 Grand Slams under her belt, just one away from Australian player Margaret Court's record of 24, which has stood since the 1970s.

The former world No 1 swatted aside the challenge of unseeded Czech player Barbora Strycova 6-1 6-2 on Centre Court to reach her 11th final at the All England Club.

Serena returns to Wimbledon final © Getty

Now the American will bid to secure her eighth Wimbledon title when she will take on Romania's Simona Halep in the showpiece event on Saturday.

Williams looked in ominous form from the start, converting both break points she earned, taking a 3-1 lead and then a 5-1 lead.

Despite saving three break points when serving for the set, the 37-year-old eventually sealed it with an ace.

Strycova, playing in her first Grand Slam semi-final, came out a more determined figure at the start of the second set, despite seemingly ailing from a leg injury.

Murray returns to Wimbledon with win

Murray returns to Wimbledon with win Andy Murray made a long-awaited return to Wimbledon as his men's doubles campaign with Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert began with a first-round win.

Serena Williams encouraged by her Wimbledon performance despite defeat. Most spectators have returned to their seats having taken a break after Djokovic’s win. The final was supposed to get under way at: 2pm BST. It will now start whenever Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal stop taking

Serena Williams has the chance to win a record-breaking 24th grand slam title after beating Julia Görges 6-2, 6-4 at Wimbledon to go into Saturday’s final against Angelique Kerber.

The first four games went with serve until Williams took over proceedings with double break before serving it out for a comprehensive victory in 59 minutes.

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Magnificent Halep eases into first Wimbledon final.
Former world number one Simona Halep was a cut above a tentative Elina Svitolina as she moved into a first final at the All England Club.

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