WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local):
Serena Williams will play in the Wimbledon final for the 11th time and will be looking for her eighth title at the All England Club.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion beat Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals on Centre Court.
Williams converted four of her five break points, while Strycova failed on all three of her chances.
The 11th-seeded American, who lost in last year’s final, will face Simona Halep in Saturday’s championship match.
Williams needs one more major title to equal the all-time record of 24 set by Margaret Court.
Serena Williams has won the first set 6-1 in her Wimbledon semifinal match against Barbora Strycova.
Williams converted both break points she earned, taking a 3-1 lead and then a 5-1 lead.
She saved three break points while serving for the set and finished it with an ace.
Simona Halep has reached her first Wimbledon final.
The former No. 1 advanced to Saturday’s championship match at the All England Club by beating Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3 on Centre Court.