Serena, Kerber Reach Wimbledon Final
LONDON (AP) — Saturday's women's final at Wimbledon will be a rematch of this year's Australian Open finale.
Top-ranked and six-time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams rolled into the final with a dominant performance against Elena Vesnina. Williams needed just 48 minutes to complete a 6-2, 6-love rout in which she won 28 of her 31 service points, including the last 17. She also compiled a 28-9 edge in total winners as she moved within one match victory of her 22nd career Grand Slam singles title.
Angelique Kerber prevented the final from becoming an all-Williams affair by knocking off 35-year-old Venus, 6-4, 6-4. Kerber broke serve four times in halting Williams' unexpected charge. The 36-year-old Williams is the oldest major semifinalist since Martina Navratilova was 37 at the All England Club in 1994.
Serena Williams has won five of her seven previous meetings against Kerber, but the German knocked off the American at Melbourne last winter.
The Williams sisters advanced into the doubles semifinals with a three-set win over Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova.