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Serena Williams is just one win away from equalling Margaret Court's Grand Slam title record of 24 after she booked her place in Saturday's Wimbledon final with a comfortable win over Barbora Strycova.
Williams took less than an hour to record a 6-1 6-2 over the Czech on Centre Court to set-up a final meeting with Simona Halep on Saturday.
The 37-year-old dominated proceedings right from the start breaking twice to move 5-1 ahead and she managed to save three break points on her own serve to claiming the opening set.
Strycova appeared to be suffering from a leg injury at the start of the second set but she held serve in her first two service games until a double-break from Williams sealed an easy victory in 59 minutes.
“It feels good to be in the final again after the year I have had,” Williams said. “I have just needed matches to feel good and do what I do best and that is play tennis.
“I love what I do. I have a great job and I am still pretty good at it. I get a remarkable experience every time.”
Looking ahead to Saturday's final against Halep, Williams added: "There's so many impressive things about her. I think obviously her tenacity. I think her ability to improve every time, just to keep improving. Her ability to find power. You can't underestimate her. She's like a little powerhouse.
"She finished the year number one twice in a row. I feel like she's back. She wants to prove that she can do it again."
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