Watch: Serena Williams wins, will go for Grand Slam No. 24 at Wimbledon (News)


July 12 () — Serena Williams beat Julia Goerges in straight units Thursday at Wimbledon, clinching a spot within the ladies’s remaining Saturday in London.

Williams gained the match 6-2, 6-Four in opposition to the No. 13 Gorges, advancing to the Wimbledon remaining for the 10th time in her adorned profession. She has seven titles on the All England Membership. Williams — the No. 25 seed — shall be enjoying for her 24th Grand Slam, which might tie her for the all-time document with Margaret Court docket.

“To be completely sincere, I have not thought of that [Court’s record] this event,” Williams advised reporters. “Not even as soon as, truly. In actual fact, I most likely forgot about it. I believe that is a superb factor as a result of I put a lot stress on myself once I was making an attempt to get to No. 18 after which the remainder. It was a lot.”

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“However as I mentioned within the final couple years, I do not wish to restrict myself. And I believe that is what I used to be doing prior to now. I used to be limiting myself. It is only a quantity and I wish to get as many as I can.”

No. 11 Angelique Kerber beat No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko in straight units to advance to the ultimate in opposition to Williams.

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Williams is 6-2 in her head-to-head matchups in opposition to Kerber. Her final win in opposition to the German got here within the 2016 Wimbledon remaining. Kerber bested Williams in three units on the 2016 Australian Open remaining. Williams additionally beat Kerber on the 2007 U.S. Open.

“Serena is without doubt one of the greatest gamers on this planet,” Kerber mentioned. “We had so many nice matches within the final years. Simply seeing her again, it is nice. I do know that she is at all times pushing you to your limits to play your greatest tennis. That is the one probability to beat her.”

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Novak Djokovic battles Rafael Nadal and Ken Anderson faces John Isner within the males’s semifinals on Friday in London.

“It will likely be a brand new match,” Kerber mentioned. “I do know I’ve to play my greatest tennis to beat her, particularly on the grass on the Centre Court docket, the place she gained so many titles right here. I am wanting ahead to enjoying in opposition to her. It is at all times an honor to play in opposition to her.”


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