Earlier today Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals. This is Serena’s 17th consecutive win against Maria.
Williams improved to 18-2 all-time against Sharapova, last losing to her in the final of the 2004 Tour Championships (Sharapova also defeated Williams in that year’s Wimbledon final for the first of her five Grand Slam titles). Thursday’s match was just their third ever at Wimbledon and their first since 2010.
Next up for Serena is the Wimbledon Ladies Final against Garbine Muguruza who defeated Agnieszka Radwanska. This will be Garbine’s first Grand Slam.
Congrats to Serena and good luck on Saturday. Looks like the final will start at 9:00am Eastern time Saturday morning.