Serena Williams ousts Strýcová, reaches Wimbledon final to inch closer to 24th Grand Slam

Serena Williams’ quest for a 24th Grand Slam is now one match away. 

Williams handily defeated unranked Barbora Strýcová of the Czech Republic  6-1, 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final for the second consecutive year. It is her 32nd career Grand Slam final. 

“It definitely feels good to be back in the final,” Williams said on ESPN.

“I love what I do. I wake up every morning. I get to be fit. I get to play a sport. … I have a great job, and I’m still pretty good at what I do, I guess.”

The 37-year-old Williams hasn’t added to her 23 Grand Slam victory total since early 2017 before the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia. If she wins coveted No. 24 on Saturday, she’ll match Margaret Court’s record for major singles titles. 

After losing in two Grand Slam finals last year — Wimbledon and the U.S. Open — Williams struggled to find her footing in 2019 while dealing with nagging knee…

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