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Serena Williams powers into Wimbledon final to set up showdown with Kerber

Serena Williams Photograph: (AFP)

WION Web Team Wimbledon, London, UK Jul 12, 2018, 09.24 PM (IST)

Serena Williams had put on a superb display of power and athleticism to defeat Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 to reach her 30th grand slam Women singles final.

The 23-time champion, who will equal Margaret Court's all-time record if she beats Angelique Kerber on Saturday, took just an hour and 10 minutes to cruise to the final. 

Williams, who gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia just over 10 months ago, produced the most impressive display of her comeback and will now attempt to stage a repeat of 2016 final, when she defeated German Kerber.

The 30-year-old Kerber lost game to Williams in 2016 and will make sure the history doesn't repeat itself. 

The 11th-seeded defeated Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in the other semifinal on Centre Court on Thursday.

While Kerber goes for her third Grand Slam, Williams will be going for her 24th.

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