Thursday, July 11, 2019
2019 Williams Watch - Serena Makes It To The 'Williams'-don Final
That wasn't the end of Venus' time in London. She decided to play mixed doubles with fellow American Frances Tlafoe while Serena an Andy Murray of Great Britain played together.
Venus and Tlafoe made it to the second round of the mixed doubles tourney while Serena and Murray lasted until the third round,
11th seeded Serena had no problems with the qualifier she faced in Italy's Giulia Gatto-Monticone, dispacting her in straight sets 6-2,7-5. That sent her into a second round match with another qualifier in Slovenia's Kaja Juvan
Her third round opponent was Germany's Julia Gorges. Williams rolled to a 6-3, 6-4 straight set win over the 18th seeded Gorges to set up her fourth round match with Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.
Williams handled her tennis business and sent the 30th seeded Suarez Navarro packing after a 6-2, 6-2 straight set win to punch her ticket to the quarterfinals
After Serena won the first set of this quarterfinal, Alison Riske flipped the tennis script and forced a winner take all third set. Little Sis would not be denied, and took this match 6-4, 4-6, 6-3,
Serana faced Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic in the semis, and wasted no time pinning a 6-1 6-2 straight set 59 minute tennis beatdown on Strycova to punch her ticket to her 11th Wimbledon finals appearance.
If Serena wins on Saturday, she will capture not only her eighth Wimbledon title, but will tie that unrepentant homophobe Margaret Court with her 24th Grand Slam title win.
Good luck Serena! Handle your tennis business