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July 12, 2019

Serena Williams Beats Barbora Strycova, Advances to Wimbledon Final

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Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon Final after beating Barbora Strycova in the semi-finals and is now one win away from a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam championship title. 

Serena dominated her match against Barbora Srycova in a 6-1, 6-2, making Serena advance to the finals against Romania's Simona Halep, the world's number 1 player back in the beginning of the year. 

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Making a Statement

The 37-year-old tennis great said that she tried to "tap into that younger Serena" while playing, which brought out such a dominant player despite being the oldest Grand Slam women's singles finalist. 

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It took only 59 minutes for Serena to win the match and continue her bid towards an 8th Wimbledon title

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Last year, Williams was the runner-up at Wimbledon, losing to Angelique Kerber. This year, her 13th consecutive Wimbledon finals appearance, she is aiming to bag the championship again once and for all.

A record-equalizing win

Williams hopes to tie with Australia's Margaret Court in terms of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, and ultimately, win her first major title since becoming a mom to Alexis Olympia Ohanian back in 2017. 

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Serena Williams has been hard at work to get back on top, working tirelessly to get into championship shape. In fact, during one of her test games, she damaged one of the courts at Wimbledon and was fined $10,000 for the incident. 

Eyes on the prize

While practicing over the weekend, Serena threw her racket to the ground which ultimately caused damage to the court. The All England Club gave her a $10,000, a small sum given the accumulated $367,000 she's won in this tournament alone. 

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Now that she's advanced to the finals, this fine is just a tiny speck of dust in what could be her epic comeback in Wimbledon, and in a major competition. 

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