Serena Williams of the United States celebrates as she defeats Maria Sharapova of Russian Federation in their women’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 9, 2015.
In an absolutely dominant performance, world number one Serena Williams defeated the Russian Maria Sharapova in two sets, 6-2 and 6-4.
Sharapova fought back in the second set but another double fault gave Williams break point in game five. “I’m really excited. I was a bundle of nerves out there”.
In beating Sharapova for the 17th straight time, Williams won her 27th consecutive Grand Slam match and will now be playing for a fourth straight major title – a “Serena Slam” – and the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam.
The American can complete another “Serena Slam” by holding all four major trophies for the second time, a feat the ageless champion last achieved 12 years ago.
As if winning the sixth Wimbledon title and 21 major of her career wouldn’t be enough to underline Williams’ credentials as one of the all-time greats, she has a slew of other milestones within reach in her 25 Grand Slam final.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Williams never won all four Grand Slams in one year, but she got victories in the Australian and French Opens. Sharapova beat Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final for her first Grand Slam title.
Williams beat her sister Venus in the fourth round and yet another previous No. 1 and numerous significant victor, Victoria Azarenka, in the quarterfinals.
In a better display than her opening outing, Muguruza hit 23 winners to claim her win over the veteran Croatian, a semi-finalist at Wimbledon in 1999. I don’t need another United States Open.
That’s because that match should move quickly, provide good shotmaking and allow them to get on with the show, with the next players on court a pairing to drive the British crowd to an emotional crossroads.
Radwanska, the runner-up to 5-time Wimbledon champion Williams in 2012, utilized a six-game run to make factors close against the challenging-hitting Muguruza.
Serena will face Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s final game. The women’s Wimbledon finals is Saturday.
Williams will be moving forward against Muguruza, who stunned her in the second round of the 2014 Roland Garros 6-2 6-2.
“It wasn’t easy out there, but when she stepped up her game I was able to step up mine”.
There is no denying the fact that she has massive chance of winning the final. “She was one of those women you want to see how she plays, how you can play like her”, she said.
“She’s one of the best players in all these years so it’s obviously I think the best challenge to have”.
Though she has won the title here 5 times, she still feels the jitters before entering the court for the finals. Particularly against Sharapova, whom she’s beaten 17 times in a row.
Unfortunately, she woke up before match point, so has no idea how the dream ends. “Wasn’t really a good decision”, Radwanska said.