Serena Williams is on her way to the Wimbledon Finals.
July 6, 2012- Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka promised to provide fireworks in the marquee semifinal matchup for women. However, Serena made the match very one-sided as she blasted 24 aces to set a new record for aces in a match, on her way to a straight set 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) victory to move into the final, one match away from winning Wimbledon for the fifth time.
Williams, 30, will play in the final against Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland. Radwanska, 23, reached the final by defeating Angelique Kerber of Germany in their semifinal match 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday.
Williams only needed an hour and 36 minutes to put away Azarenka. Williams has made an incredible turnaround from the last Grand Slam tournament held last month. In the French Open at Roland Garros, Williams was eliminated in the first round.
However, the French is held on clay, which mutes her tremendous serve and huge groundstrokes. The grass at Wimbledon just accentuates both of them. Because of that, the courts are friendly and familiar to Williams, who will be appearing for the seventh time in a final at Wimbledon.
Fittingly Williams ended her semifinal match with an ace that landed squarely on the centerline. The victory took her grass court record for her career to 69-10 and improved her career record versus Azarenka to 8-1.