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Wimbledon 2018, Women's Singles, Semifinal: Serena Williams vs Julia Gorges, Live Match Updates

Serena def Georges 6-2, 6-4 to enter her 10th Wimbledon final.
Updated: 12 July 2018 21:07 IST - Published: 12 July 2018 18:16 IST
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And that brings us to the end of our live coverage. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from Wimbledon 2018.
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Serena's form today was flawless, showing glimpses of the champion that she is.

It won't be a surprise if she goes on to add a 24th Grand Slam title to her kitty.
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On Saturday, Serena will meet Angelique Kerber for her eighth title at SW19. 

This was the last final that Serena played on these hallowed courts two years ago. That time Serena beat the German in straight sets. Can Serena repeat that result in two days' time?
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Serena def Georges 6-2, 6-4 to enter her 10th Wimbledon final.
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Georges faced three break points on her serve and miscued lob gives Serena the win
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Georges BREAKS BACK on her third chance!!!!


Georges will try to make it 5-5
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Serena suddenly looks vulnerable and Georges has THREE BREAK POINTS!!
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Serena is now serving for her 10th Wimbledon singles final.
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Under pressure, Georges holds serve and now trails 3-5
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Williams does what is expected of her and holds her serve!

She is up 5-2
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Georges tried to slice but the ball brushed off the tape and fell on her side. Bad choice of shot on break point!

Serena BREAKS and leads 4-2
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Georges came up with a lob but the determined Serena shows an amazing get to reach it.

Serena has a break point
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Georges went down 0-30 but here she finds a big inside-out forehand.
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Serena comes up with an even smoother service game.

She holds to love and moves ahead to 3-2
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Georges is coming up with some big serves and some really fluid forehands.


It is a much better service game. 


She holds and makes it 2-2
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Serena in complete control of her service game.

She holds and does it very fast.

On serve, 2-1
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Better start to the second set for Georges.

That will calm her down.

1-1
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Serena picks up from where she left and starts the second set in brilliant fashion.

1-0
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Serena is moving so fast and so gracefully.

Serena 6-2
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Serena needs just one to convert and get the first set!!!!
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Georges' first serve has gone missing an d now her second serve too went missing. She faces 3 break points.
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Serena turns on the heat on her cross court forehand. Georges found her too hot to handle.

Serena holds and now leads 5-2
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Attacking the Georges forehand brings big rewards for Serena. She BREAKS AND NOW LEADS 4-2 IN THE FIRST SET!!!!
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Serena is relentlessly attacking the Georges forehand now and the German faces a break point for the second time in this set.

Can Serena convert?
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The best Georges could do on return was make it 30-30 on the Serena serve.

The former World No. 1 still found a way to hold her serve.

Serena up 3-2
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Georges is putting up a fearless display so far. She holds her serve far more comfortably and makes it 2-2
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Georges put the pressure right back on Serena and forced a deuce. But no service breakthrough so far.

Serena holds and leads 2-1
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Georges averts early disaster and holds.

1-1
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And Serena already has a break point!
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Georges looked comfortable on her serve but the great Serena has ensured that it doesn't stay so. It is a deuce.
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Georges took two points off Serena's serve but the former champion held on.

Serena now leads 1-0
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Good evening! Serena starts the proceedings in this match
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After some riveting action in the men's singles quarterfinals which saw defending champion and 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer losing in five sets, all eyes will be on Serena Williams as play resumes at the All England Club on Thursday.

With none of the top 10 seeds in women's singles remaining, Serena is the lowest seeded, at 25th, player in the women's singles semifinals. However, the 36-year-old, who is seeking her 24th career Grand Slam title in just her second major after returning from a pregnancy that kept her out for over a year, is a clear favourite to lift the title on Saturday.

Since making her return, Serena has won all her matches barring the clash against Maria Sharapova at the French Open when she was forced to withdraw. In the Wimbledon semis, she will take on No. 13 Julia Gorges, her first seeded opponent at this tournament.

Incidentally, in their last meeting, Serena, who is looking to equal Margaret Court's Grand Slam record, had convincingly beaten Gorges in the third round of the French Open.