Serena Williams reaches 10th Wimbledon final with straight sets win

Goerges

Although Williams won that match in straight sets to claim her seventh Wimbledon championship and the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam titles, she noted that Kerber, who has two Grand Slam titles of her own, is a more experienced, unsafe opponent today than she was two years ago.

Especially at the All England Club, where a relatively routine 6-2 6-4 victory over 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) put Williams one win away from an eighth championship. In the title round on Saturday, she faces 30-year-old Angelique Kerber, who ripped through her semifinal clash against the young and furious Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in 68 minutes.

Serena Williams is bidding to become the fourth mother to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era, following Margaret Court (Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open 1973), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Wimbledon 1980) and Kim Clijsters (US Open 2009, 2010, Australian Open 2011). "That's why she is there where she is now", Kerber said of Williams. "If Serena Williams enters the 2018 U.S. Open, the USTA will recognize her accomplishments, recognize her return to the workplace and will seed her, regardless of what her ranking is". "I had a really tough delivery and I had to have multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it when I gave birth", the champion said.

Serena Williams knows that what she's doing - by making it back to the Wimbledon final so quickly after going through a life-threatening experience while giving birth to her daughter last September - is incredible.

Moscow drafts a blueprint for the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki
NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison said efforts to prod members into increasing their defense spending are finding success. Trump's obsession with military costs would make sense if it were part of an attempt to reduce the USA defense budget.

She completely controlled the game and crucially broke to 4-2 in the opening set.

Williams, seems to have taken the lead from her 10-month daughter in her approach to her comeback that has taken her to a 10th Wimbledon final.

I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final.

The American, just 10 months after she gave birth, has been incredibly impressive throughout her campaign so far at SW19 and Goerges was simply no match for her.

Mother exposed to nerve agent dies ten days after exposure
A 44-year-old Wiltshire woman who collapsed after coming into contact with nerve agent Novichok has died. Sturgess was taken to hospital around 10.15am and Rowley several hours later, around 3.30pm.

That title pushed her past Steffi Graf's record of 22 majors in the half-century professional era; Court won some of her Slams during the amateur era.

"I was expecting a few more baby steps myself", she said. "So I'm taking everything as it is and just enjoying every moment". "It's not inevitable for me to be playing like this".

Kerber looked anxious and Ostapenko had a point to close to within a game but she dumped a backhand return into net and then coughed up two more errors to hand Kerber victory.

"Oh, wow. I never thought about that".

'Today is D-Day': Rescuers begin mission to extract Thai cave boys
Divers have brought the boys "food, electrolyte drinks, drinking water, medicine and oxygen canisters", the AP reports. In addition to treatment areas, the hospital will also provide reunion rooms for the young boys and their families.

But she couldn't keep up with Williams, who grabbed 18 of 22 points and five consecutive games to close the first set and begin the next.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wimbledon 2018 -- Roger Federer cruises into quarterfinals
Jul 11, 2018 - 08:12
Julia Goerges advanced to her first Wimbledon semifinal with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over 20th-seeded Kiki Bertens. Djokovic, victor of three singles titles at the All England Club, will next meet Japan's 24th seed Kei Nishikori .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders hope to 'avert disaster' amid concern Trump may undermine alliance
Jul 11, 2018 - 07:58
He has often been criticized for being too soft on Putin, whom many view as a repressive leader and enemy of the US. Trump is expected to participate in a one-on-one meeting with Putin in Finland next week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Best Tech to Buy on Amazon Prime Day
Jul 11, 2018 - 06:10
Prime members who spend $10 on July 11-17 will get a $ 10 credit to use online on Amazon Prime Day, which kicks off on July 16 . Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial , meaning it is not too late to sign up and also be eligible for those offers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Luis Enrique named new Spain head coach
Jul 10, 2018 - 09:37
Luis Enrique's first game in charge will be a UEFA Nations League game away in England at Wembley Stadium on September 8. Fernando Hierro was given the job on a caretaker basis, to at least initially see Spain through this summer's World Cup.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 bus gang rape
Jul 10, 2018 - 09:34
The fourth did not appeal, but his lawyer said they would soon file one, according to the Press Trust of India news agency. She succumbed to the injuries at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on December 29, 2012.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will be ‘outstanding’: former clerk for Justice Scalia
Jul 10, 2018 - 08:41
As a result, Trump found more than twice as many judicial vacancies waiting for him when he entered the White House as Obama did. The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen. "A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung to open world's largest smartphone factory in India
Jul 10, 2018 - 08:08
Over the weekend, Samsung opened the world's largest mobile phone factory on the outskirts of Delhi, via Bloomberg . Samsung has two manufacturing plants and five research and development centres in India.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How will Florida women fare after President Trump picks a SCOTUS nominee?
Jul 10, 2018 - 06:40
Support for nomination: Barrett also served as a law clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who is beloved by conservatives. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has repeatedly said she would only support Trump's nominee if they respected precedent set by Roe v.

Kylie Jenner Ditches Lip Filler After Years Of Having Plumper Pout
Jul 10, 2018 - 05:27
I have really small lips. "I prayed and prayed that she would have my big eyes, and she has the biggest eyes ever", she said. Jenner had previously opened up about the cosmetic surgeries she's undergone to enlarge her lips.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serena Williams said that prevented her to lose weight after childbirth
Jul 09, 2018 - 06:06
Williams", the 36-year-old produced 29 unforced errors and needed six match points to finish off her 105th-ranked Dutch opponent. In terms of her tennis, Williams has displayed perseverance on court as she was stretched to three sets in both of her matches.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire
Jul 09, 2018 - 06:01
And in central Colorado's Park County, crews encircled a third of a spotty fire that forced the Buffalo Creek Wilderness to close. Ray Chaner quickly put to work hoses and sprinklers when another California blaze, the West Fire , threatened his home.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Confirms $34B Tariffs on China, Possible $516B More
Jul 09, 2018 - 05:35
Beijing said it had no choice but to respond in kind by taxing a similar amount of USA goods coming into China. The U.S. additional tariffs of 25 percent on US$ 34 billion worth of Chinese imports took effect Friday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fabian Delph makes team admission but refuses to give the game away
Jul 09, 2018 - 05:14
But England fans still picked the rivals we love to dislike the most when asked who will win in Russian Federation this summer. Kane says that, despite being captain, leadership will be shared among players but that he knows he has to deliver the goals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Belgium's Hazard spells danger for France
Jul 09, 2018 - 04:48
The 2018 FIFA World Cup field has been narrowed from 32 to four, and there will now be an all-out battle to hoist the trophy. France have always been a footballing stronghold but as we have seen in this World Cup , reputation precedes determination.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WWE Comments on Brock Lesnar's UFC 226 Appearance
Jul 09, 2018 - 04:14
They see him as the "undersized" Light Heavyweight Champion who doesn't have a chance against the "Monster" Stipe. Conor McGregor was the UFC's featherweight champ in 2016 when he took the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez.