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Serena Williams Heads To Wimbledon Finals

Serena Williams Heads To Wimbledon Finals

The No. 1 seed strikes again — Serena Williams beat No. 4 Maria Sharapova Friday morning in London in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, sending the five-time Wimbledon champ into yet another final.

"I think it definitely gets better," the winner told the Associated Press post-match. "It's been a long time since I’ve been in the final here. I just feel really good just to be in another final, so it’s really cool."

This is Williams' 17th straight victory over the Russian player, thanks to 13 aces, 29 winners and zero break points in the match. Despite Sharapova's best efforts, getting 68 percent of her first serves in (10 percent more than Williams), she unfortunately couldn’t pull off the W.

"It's never easy to be the one that’s on the losing end of an event, especially at Wimbledon, but to look at things in perspective, to see where I was just a few weeks ago, I had no idea what my result would be here,” Sharapova said after the match, referring to her illness during the French Open.

Williams has now won 27 Grand Slam matches and she’s headed for a “Serena Slam,” playing for a fourth straight major title. Serena, you know we’ll be watching and cheering you on!

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