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  • Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates defeating Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Germany's Julia Gorges is dejected after losing a point during her women's singles semifinals match against Serena Williams of the United States at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Angelique Kerber of Germany returns the ball to Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia during their women's semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 12, 2018. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP)

  • Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia returns the ball to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their women's semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 12, 2018. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP)

  • Serena Williams of the United States celebrates breaking serve during her women's singles semifinals match against Germany's Julia Gorges at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

  • Serena Williams of the United States celebrates defeating Germany's Julia Gorges in their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko reacts after losing a point to Germany's Angelique Kerber during their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

  • Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia returns a ball to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their women's semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, Pool)

  • Serena Williams of the US serves to Julia Goerges of Germany during their women's semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, Pool)

  • Angelique Kerber of Germany returns the ball to Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia during their women's semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 12, 2018. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)

Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:30 pm

Serena Williams reaches 10th Wimbledon final with 2-set win

HOWARD FENDRICH | Associated Press

 

LONDON – Serena Williams has reached her 10th final at Wimbledon, 30th at all Grand Slam tournaments – and first since having a baby a little more than 10 months ago.

Williams dominated much of her semifinal Thursday, beating 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany 6-2, 6-4 at Centre Court to close in on what would be an eighth championship at the All England Club and 24th major trophy overall.

Williams will face another German, 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber, on Saturday in a rematch of the 2016 final at Wimbledon. Williams won that one for a second consecutive title at the All England Club, before missing the grass-court tournament last year while pregnant.

Kerber used a seven-game run to seize control of her semifinal and collect a 6-3, 6-3 victory over the 12th-seeded Ostapenko.

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