The spectators in the tennis Mecca in London SW19 will watch a repeat of the Australian Open final that Angelique Kerber won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 after a tense and top class match earlier this year on 28 January.
“Serena is an icon and definitely our sport’s number 1. To play her a second time within the space of a year in a Grand Slam final is incredible,” said the 28-year old who, 20 years after Steffi Graf’s last title in 1996 and Cilly Aussem (1931), could be-come the third German to win the famous Venus Rosewater Dish on Saturday. In the second semi-final on Thursday, the new world No. 2 defeated the five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, the sister of her final opponent, 6-4, 6-4 after another impressive display. It means she enters her second Grand Slam final highly confident after having not lost a set. “I’m momentarily playing the best tennis of my career,” she said. “And since the Australian Open, I know what one has to do to win such a title.”
In the first ladies‘ semi-final of the day, Serena Williams was an easy 6-2, 6-0 winner in only 48 minutes against Elena Vesnina from Russia. The ladies final will be played on Saturday at 15.00 hrs CET.