The grass of Wimbledon suits him so well. Opposed to the Czech Barbora Strýcová, 37-year-old Serena Williams won in sets (6-1, 6-2) on Thursday and joined the final of the London tournament.
Since her first participation at Wimbledon in 1998, the American has played fourteen quarter-finals, twelve semi-finals and has just formalized an eleventh appearance in the final.
Simona Halep, opponent of weight
She will have the opportunity to win an eighth title in London, which would allow him to total twenty-four Grand Slam tournaments, as much as the Australian legend Margaret Court, who currently holds this record.
However, Serena Williams will have much to do in the final given the state of form of his opponent. The opposition between Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina, seventh and eighth overall in the WTA rankings respectively, promised to be contested. It was not so much the Romanian dominated this semifinal of the head and shoulders.
Under the watchful eye of Gael Monfils, his companion, the Ukrainian folded under the blows of a Halep who made a strong impression. The former world No. 1 easily won in two sets (6-1, 6-3) in just 1h13 of play. She will play her first final in London, her third Grand Slam after the one in Australia and her victory at Roland Garros in 2018.