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SportSerena returns to Wimbledon final

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

Honorary damehood for Serena if we lift doubles trophy, says Sir Andy Murray

Honorary damehood for Serena if we lift doubles trophy, says Sir Andy Murray The pair defeated their opponents in straight sets on Tuesday.

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.

Murray to play alongside Serena

Murray to play alongside Serena Andy Murray will play alongside Serena Williams in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, the Scot's management team have announced. The American and the Scot talked up the idea of joining forces during their pre-tournament press conferences on Saturday. And after Serena started her quest for an eighth singles title at the All England Club with a straight-sets victory over Giulia Gatto-Monticone, the 37-year-old teased journalists during her post-match press conference.

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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.

Britain's Johanna Konta through to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Britain's Johanna Konta through to Wimbledon quarter-finals British number one Johanna Konta is into the Wimbledon quarter-finals after beating former champion Petra Kvitova in three sets, 4-6 6-2 6-4. Just as she did against Sloane Stephens on Saturday, Konta came from a set down to see off her opponent on Centre Court. Konta found it difficult to serve the match out - unable to claim victory when she had two match points at 5-2 in the final set, going on to lose the game. She had reached the brink of victory after winning five games in a row, and was more assured in her final service game, clinching the deciding set.

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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