US player Serena Williams reacts after a point against Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova during their women’s singles semi-final match on day ten of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 11, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Seven-time champion Serena Williams moved to within one win of equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles on Thursday when she reached her 11th Wimbledon final.

The 37-year-old American seeded 11, eased past over-matched Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-2 in the semi-finals.

She will face Simona Halep for the title on Saturday after the seventh seed became the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Elina Svitolina.

Williams has a 9-1 career lead over Halep.

(AFP)

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