Serena Williams to face Simona Halep in Wimbledon final

11 July 2019 - 17:17
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Serena Williams of The United States stretches to play a forehand in her Ladies' Singles semi-final match against Barbora Strycova of The Czech Republic during Day Ten of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2019 in London, England.
Image: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Serena Williams of The United States stretches to play a forehand in her Ladies' Singles semi-final match against Barbora Strycova of The Czech Republic during Day Ten of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2019 in London, England.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams moved to within one win of equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles on Thursday when she reached her 11th Wimbledon final.

The 37-year-old American, seeded 11, eased past over-matched Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-2 in the semi-finals.

She will face Simona Halep for the title on Saturday after the seventh seed became the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Elina Svitolina. Williams has a 9-1 career lead over Halep.