Angelique Kerber cruises to victory over Jelena Ostapenko to set up Wimbledon final against Serena Williams [Photos]
Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber both won their semi-final matches against Julia Goerges and Jelena Ostapenko to progress to the final. The two have already met in a Wimbledon final in 2016.
Angelique Kerber played Jelena Ostapenko in the first match of the afternoon. Ostapenko and Kerber were the two highest seeded players remaining in the women's singles tournament. AP
The match was neck and neck for the first few games, but Ostapenko was ultimately unable to keep up with Kerber's pace, losing 6-3 in the first set. AP
Kerber began the second set strongly, winning the first three games to take the score to 3-0. Ostapenko attempted to stage a comeback, but was quickly seen off by the experienced German. AP
Serena came into the semi-final match against Julia Goerges with a point to prove, and the American got straight to work. Goerges fought back valiantly in the first few games, but soon succumbed to the pressure as Serena won the first set 6-2. AP
Serena was relentless as she worked away at the German, tirelessly winning back every single point she lost. From the very outset, Goerges looked rattled, and Serena won the second set 6-4, in spite of Goerges' efforts to stay in the match. AP
Serena Williams appears to have recovered entirely from her pregnancy in 2017, and will face German Angelique Kerber in the final on Saturday. Williams has played against Kerber in a Wimbledon final before, which she won in straights sets. AP