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Serena Williams to play for 24th Grand Slam Title in Wimbledon Final

Angelique Kerber Angelique Kerber has won two Grand Slams- the Australian Open and the US Open in 2016 and also lost in the Wimbledon final in the same year
Cary Erickson | 14 July, 2018, 06:56

The following year she won four para-cycling world titles before she became Britain's most successful female Paralympian by adding another three golds to her collection in Rio.

With Grand Slam win No. 24, she will equal Margaret Court as the all-time Slams leader and ditch the Open era asterisk.

- With five Grand Slams in her trophy cabinet, Serena was well established as a global star, but the Williams' sisters popularity with fans was still hit and miss after a less than warm reception at the French Open. "Playing on Centre Court is always great". The fact is, grass forces Kerber to do exactly what she needs to do in order to play her best tennis: be aggressive.

She could find herself up against Williams yet again: The 36-year-old American was scheduled to face No. 13 Julia Goerges of Germany in Thursday's second semifinal on Centre Court. "I guess it's the first one that is hard to know if she'll win multiple Slams, but the first one is hard to know".

Next up is a familiar opponent in Serena Williams, a woman who has every shot in the book and the experience to also adapt her game to her opponent.

The two Duchesses will attend the Ladies' Singles Final on Saturday, their first official royal appearance together without William and Harry.

"I don't think it's the right thing to do", Dominika Cibulkova told the BBC before the decision came down.

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She was off the tour for more than a year after her Australian Open title in January 2017 _ won while she was pregnant, she later revealed.

- This was an emotional fifth Wimbledon title for Serena after injury and health issues forced her to the sidelines for over a year between 2010 and 2012.

Williams has only dropped one set in six Wimbledon matches so far and that, alone, is an impressive feat.

The 11th seed saved a break point in game six before breaking Ostapenko's serve in the next game.

'She's always going out there to win the matches, ' the German said. She's also pounded 44 aces, seen 50 percent of her first serves unreturned and hammered a 122 miles per hour ace against Camila Giorgi in the quarters. For the record, she's committed only 12 double faults this tournament, and only one since the fourth round. "I think it's awesome that she's even had time and made the effort [to get back to that level]", she said.

'To be perfectly honest, I haven't thought about that this tournament, ' she said after beating Julia Goerges 6-2 6-4. Equally important will be the mental game that goes on between these two women. But if any player tips the scales in that category, it's Williams, who is enjoying her matches as much as ever.

"I see a champion", Kerber said, "that's for sure". Suddenly, Williams' place in another All England Club final began to seem all but assured - while also feeling like entirely too much to expect so soon. "I was still pregnant at this time past year". She's a fighter. She's a champion. "That's why she is where she is now". But it's precisely that versatility, the ability to play both a counter-punching game and an aggressive game, that has landed her consistently in the final frames of the majors this year.