Serena Williams sets up Angelique Kerber Wimbledon final with Julia Goerges win
SERENA WILLIAMS is through to the Wimbledon final after beating Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 this afternoon.
Only Angelique Kerber stands between Williams and her 24th Grand Slam title as the two get set to go toe-to-toe on Saturday.
Williams, 36, has been in incredible form all week and has not dropped a set en route to setting up a repeat of the 2016 Wimbledon final.
The American, who took a year away from the game to give birth to her first child, has not won a major tournament in two years.
But she will head into this weekend full of confidence after breaking Goerges twice in the opening set on Centre Court.
The former world No 1 broke again in the sixth game of the second set after Goerges failed to get a drop shot over the net.
Williams won 87% of points on her first serve against Gorges, who managed just 59%
Williams was pegged back in the ninth game but she responded by instantly restoring her break advantage to win the match.
“It’s crazy. I don’t even know how to feel," Williams said.
"I literally didn’t expect to do this in my fourth tournament back
"When I don’t have anything to lose I play so free and that’s exactly what I’m doing.
Williams is on the verge of winning her 24th Grand Slam title
“This is not inevitable for me. It is not normal for me to be in my Wimbledon final. I couldn’t even walk to the mail box after having surgery."
Williams is now looking forward to facing Kerber in the final.
"We played each other in the final so she is clearly a really good grass-court player," Williams added.
"She has been going in the draw really well. I love watching her play and I get to play her now.
"It is good motivation to keep going for the rest of my career."