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  • Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning a point against Czech Republic's Karolina Muchova during a women's quarterfinal match on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

  • Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova celebrates winning a women's quarterfinal match against Britain's Johanna Konta on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • United States' Serena Williams returns to Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova in a Women's semifinal singles match on day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

  • Romania's Simona Halep returns to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in a Women's semifinal singles match on day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (Will Oliver/Pool Photo via AP)

  • United States' Serena Williams returns to Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova in a Women's semifinal singles match on day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP)

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning a men's quarterfinal match against United States' Sam Querrey on day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:10 pm

Serena Williams reaches 11th Wimbledon final

 

Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams will play in the Wimbledon final for the 11th time and will be looking for her eighth title at the All England Club.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion beat Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals on Centre Court.

Williams converted four of her five break points, while Strycova failed on all three of her chances.

The 11th-seeded American, who lost in last year's final, will face Simona Halep in Saturday's championship match.

Williams needs one more major title to equal the all-time record of 24 set by Margaret Court.