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Wimbledon 2018: Angelique Kerber defeats Jelena Ostapenko to reach women's final

Angelique Kerber Photograph: (AFP)

WION Web Team Wimbledon, London, UK Jul 12, 2018, 07.30 PM (IST)

Angelique Kerber defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko to book her place in the Wimbledon finals on Friday 

The German Tennis player reached the second Wimbledon final of her career with a 6-3 6-3 win on Centre Court. 

The 30-year-old lost 2016 final to Serena Williams - and the pair is expected to meet again if the American beats Julia Gorges today. 

"It is such a great feeling to be back in the final and to play on Centre Court is always a great experience," said Kerber.

"I'm happy and proud to be in another Grand Slam final, I will just try to play like I did and just focus on my game.

"Jelena is always fighting until the last point, hits the ball really hard, and I was trying to stay focused. It was quite tough but I'm happy to be through."

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Ostapenko, who won the 2017 French Open title, was playing in her first Wimbledon semi-final.

Meanwhile, Kerber won both the Australian Open and US Open in 2016 and will have a chance to win her third Grand Slam title on Saturday.

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