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Wimbledon 2018: Kerber, Serena set to reprise 2016 showdown

12 July 2018, 09:56 | Anna Jefferson

Kerber through to Wimbledon final after easy win over Ostapenko

Jelena Ostapenko

Wimbledon continues Friday with the men's semifinals: Rafael Nadal playing Novak Djokovic for a 52nd time, most between two men in the Open Era (Djokovic leads 26-25), and American John Isner against South African Kevin Anderson in a match of first-time Wimbledon semifinalists. But when she's bad, she can be horrid.

Nobody in the women's draw has been hitting a bigger forehand than Ostapenko - with a 73mph average - which is indicative of her all-out attacking nature. She was spraying balls.

It was clear right from the opening game of Angelique Kerber's Wimbledon semifinal how things were going to go.

The left-handed Kerber was mainly a passive participant in the early going against Ostapenko.

Williams duly raced to victory, delighting the packed Centre Court crowd with a display that confirms the 36-year-old is nearing her best form at the ideal moment.

Williams' movement is far from the best on tour but her game is so well oiled that it does not matter, her ability to control proceedings ensuring she was always perfectly placed to unleash another groundstroke. Kerber did not dictate much, content to let 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko determine the outcome of almost every point.




After giving birth to daughter Olympia last September, Williams dealt with issues including blood clots, and she's been wearing compression leggings this fortnight as a precaution.

The 11th-seeded Kerber is seeking a return to the Wimbledon final and a possible rematch with Serena Williams, who beat the German in the 2016 final.

A jubilant Williams celebrated with relish as she closed out victory with a break of serve to love on the Goerges delivery. She had 14 winners and 10 unforced errors, while Kerber had three winners and - this was key - zero unforced errors. Ostapenko threw four more errors into her next service game to hand the German the first set. The Latvian plays an aggressive brand of first-strike tennis that carried her to the 2017 French Open title as an unseeded 20-year-old.

In an intense rally at 30-40, Williams stepped up a gear and forced an error from her opponent to take a 4-2 lead, and she followed that up with a comfortable hold.

Kerber, in contrast, bides her time, working the back of the court to get everything back over the net, often kneeling to get low enough to reach shots.

It took Kerber two tries to serve out the victory, getting broken to 5-2.



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