The Latest: Williams reaches 11th Wimbledon final

Published 8:16 a.m. ET July 11, 2019 | Updated 11:01 a.m. ET July 11, 2019

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local):

4 p.m.

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.


3:30 p.m.

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.


2:20 p.m.

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.

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