The semifinal battle between the women in their thirties, Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova began after Simona Halep reached the finals at Wimbledon 2019 after sweeping aside Elina Svitolina in the first last four-round match.
Serena truncates the distance between her and the 24th major crown by just two sets as she steamrolled over the Czech, Strycova 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals of Wimbledon Championships 2019.
It was the 12th Wimbledon semifinal for Serena Williams and whereas Barbora Strycova became the oldest Grand Slam women’s singles player to debut at Wimbledon semifinals in the Open Era after she upset the British fans by taking out Johanna Konta in the quarterfinals.
The 11th seed American, Serena Williams began her denomination at 3-1 in the opening set. Strycova failed to execute her serve and volley tactic as Williams’ passing crosscourt winner gave her the break.
Continuing with her touches, holding a service game to love in between and Strycova’s unforced errors, gave Serena Williams a 5-1 lead. She boarded to serve for the set, but the Czech met with three break chances. Erasing all of them, Serena closed out the set with an ace at 6-1.
In the next set, she moved closer to the spot in the final, as the seven-time Wimbledon champion, Williams was playing her vintage tennis. She led by a set and a break at 3-2 in the second set as Strycova double-faulted and netted consecutively. Williams consolidated the break by holding to love at 4-2 and the determination for the second consecutive finals in SW19 multiplied.
In the baseline tennis action, Williams gained chances for the second break in the second set. The ladies’ rattling with their racquets, an erroneous approach at the net by Strycova, bestowed the American to serve for a place in the finals of Wimbledon 2019.
Under 59 minutes of time, a cross-court forehand winner from Serena Williams gave rise to her 11th final appearance at Wimbledon. “It’s good, especially after my year. It feels good to be back in the final. I just needed some matches. Every match I’m improving,” Serena Williams said after her win.
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“Now I’m feeling good I can do what I do best, and that’s playing tennis. I wake up every morning and I get to be fit, play in front of crowds. Not everyone can do that. I love what I do, it’s just a remarkable experience. Halep is tough. We always have tough matches. I look forward to it.”