No. 1 Serena Williams is into her third straight and sixth career Wimbledon final after a 7-6(5), 6-2 win over unseeded Petra Kvitova in the second Ladies’ Singles semifinal on Centre Court on Day 10.
Serena raced out to a 40-0 lead in the final game, but stumbled slightly in the finish, dropping two points before a netcord at 40-30 gave her the somewhat anti-climactic win.
Oddly for a straight sets win, Kvitova ended the match with more winners than Williams, hitting 24 to only 19 by the defending champion.
Serena will take on No. 21 Vera Zvonareva in the Ladies’ Singles final on Saturday. The two have met six times, with Serena winning five of the six. Serena has won both of their career meetings at a grand slam, winning at the 2002 French Open and the 2007 US Open.