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Wimbledon 2019: How to watch Serena Williams vs

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Cary Erickson | 13 July, 2019, 12:40

Serena Williams and Simona Halep meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.

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There were no intimidating roars of "c'mon", few fist pumps and the volume was turned down on the grunting that often accompanies her matches as Serena Williams marched into her 11th Wimbledon singles final on Thursday.

With 23 Grand Slam titles to her name, she is just one shy from equalling the all-time record held by Margaret Court. She did, however, advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in January - beating none other than Halep on her way - before losing.

Hours before her Wimbledon semifinal, Serena Williams spent some time deep in thought and arrived at a couple of conclusions.

Osaka was eliminated early doors in this Wimbledon and was lost for words in her post-match press conference.

The wily Czech was no match for the power of Williams in a one-sided match that she dominated from the start, triumphing 6-1, 6-2.

Ten percent of the respondents, across genders, stand the belief that they can get a point from Serena come from the 18-24 and 25-49 age bracket.

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I checked in with [Leonard] all the time. "We had no influence into what his final decision was going to be ". The NBA, though, would not allow Johnson to be a part of any official free-agent meetings.

"I was calm today", she said, then rolled her eyes and added: "It's a day-to-day basis with me. There is also an element of doubt over the fitness of Williams given that she barely features on the week-to-week professional tour".

Halep has lost her last five matches against the American, but feels well-equipped to gain revenge when she becomes the first Romanian woman to play in a Wimbledon singles final.

While all eyes are on seven-time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams for the Women's title, it's anyone's game. I don't know. I just kind of let it go this morning. His extended period of failing to compete made his sudden emergence all the more dramatic, but Serena almost died a couple years ago and deserves the same - if not more - unbridled enthusiasm when she wins her next Grand Slam, whenever that may be.

'I never forgot it, she played unbelievable, ' said Williams, who won the rematch in the final 6-3, 6-0.

Before her semi-final victory over Barbora Strycova, Williams had completed 75% of her points within four strokes. Halep has now won each of her last nine sets and has ben highly effective with her first serve in her last two matches, winning 73 of 100 points. I feel like she's back. "It's just about going out there and giving my best effort, no matter what".

Williams took the next point with a swinging forehand volley victor on the 16th stroke, then one after that when Strycova's mediocre drop shot landed in the net. Kaja Juvan, the 18-year-old from Slovenia, gave her the most problems in round two but in the next stage her determined destruction of Julia Goerges fired the belief that her wait could be nearing its end.

There are, of course, many reasons why Serena Williams has been as successful as she's been, for as long as she's been.

The 27-year-old will be chasing her second grand slam title, having won last year's French Open following finals losses in Paris in 2014 and 2017 as well as a runner-up finish at the 2018 Australian Open.