Williams vs Strycova LIVE RESULT: Serena crushes Strycova to set up Halep Wimbledon final

The American superstar is eyeing an eighth singles title and can book her place in yet another SW19 final with victory over Barbora Strycova – you can watch it all on BBC One, iPlayer and BBC Sport website.

  • Duncan Wright24 minutes agoJuly 11, 2019

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova


    That has been an awesome display from Serena Williams – showing the kind of tennis which has seen her dominate for almost two decades.

    Barbora Strycova gave her all, even winning the first point of the game, but she had no answer. In truth, there may not be a woman player in the game who could have lived with Serena today.

    Another angle forehand is too much for the Czech, setting up the first match point. And then it's over with a simple shot into open court.

    A fraction under the hour, and this semi-final is decided.

    Serena Williams will face Simona Halep on Saturday. And she will take some beating.

  • Duncan Wright29 minutes agoJuly 11, 2019

    Williams* 6-1 5-2 Strycova

    Williams is producing somewhere near her best now – and that is far too much at times for any opponent, let alone Strycova who is clearly being hampered by whatever niggle there is in her lower back or hamstring.

    Another risky drop shot from the back of the court fails, handing Serena two break points, the first of which is wasted by the American with a a rare poor return.

    And with a cry of resignation, Strycova sends a volley wide for the double break. She looks at her box knowing the game is up.

    Start the car.

  • Duncan Wright33 minutes agoJuly 11, 2019

    Williams 6-1 4-2 Strycova*

    Strycova went through the first part of the changeover stretching her lower back, there are obvious aches and pains there, and she is not helped by the way she is being given the runaround by her opponent.

    Williams is in the zone, nothing is shaking out of her mission to reach the final and she holds with ease.

    Two games away from a date with Halep

  • Duncan Wright37 minutes agoJuly 11, 2019

    Williams* 6-1 3-2 Strycova

    Interesting from the crowd, deprived of a long match in the first semi, as Strycova loses the first point on serve. They respond with loud calls, cheering her and willing her on.

    She obliges with a lovely volleyed winner to much joy from the stands. They love Serena, no doubt, but that also want to see plenty of tennis and not two walkovers.

    Williams has no such thoughts, she wants to get this done and immediately forces 30-all – and under the pressure Strycova double faults.

    The break comes with a limp shot into the net – and that could be the match.

  • Duncan Wright41 minutes agoJuly 11, 2019

    Williams 6-1 2-2 Strycova*

    When she's in this kind of service form, Serena Williams is like a robot. She is striking the ball so well, and finding the target at will.

    Strycova is game, and never found wanting for effort, but she is unable to make a mark again and Serena holds easily.

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