Sports Williams looks to extend Slam finals streak at Wimbledon

16:02  12 july  2018
16:02  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Serena's marriage sparks Wimbledon debate over Miss and Mrs.

  Serena's marriage sparks Wimbledon debate over Miss and Mrs. LONDON (AP) Serena Williams' recent marriage has shined a spotlight on one of Wimbledon's many quirky traditions. Suddenly ''Miss Williams'' has become ''Mrs. Williams'' in the words of chair umpires - a small change that has led to bigger-picture questions about whether the All England Club is too old-fashioned. Only the women at the grass-court Grand Slam are addressed with a title before their names to reflect their marital status. In otherSuddenly ''Miss Williams'' has become ''Mrs. Williams'' in the words of chair umpires - a small change that has led to bigger-picture questions about whether the All England Club is too old-fashioned.

Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut, Williams looks as good as ever and she moves into the quarter- finals without dropping a set in her first four matches. Serena needs to win three more matches to earn the 24th Grand Slam singles title of her career

Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut, Williams looks as good as ever and she moves into the quarter- finals without dropping a set in her first four matches. Serena needs to win three more matches to earn the 24th Grand Slam singles title of her career

a person holding a ball © Provided by thecanadianpress.com LONDON - Serena Williams will attempt to reach a Grand Slam final for the 12th straight season as she faces Julia Goerges in the Wimbledon semifinals on Thursday.

When Williams took a leave of absence to have her first child soon after claiming her 23rd Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open, it appeared her streak might be under threat.

However, the 36-year-old American has quickly found a level of form that has carried her to within two wins of an eighth Wimbledon title.

Williams has every reason to be confident against 13th-seeded Goerges of Germany, who is playing in her first Grand Slam semifinal. Williams has won all three of their previous encounters, with the most recent coming at the French Open last month.

The other semifinal sees two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber take on 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko.

Victories for Williams and Kerber would see a repeat of the 2016 Wimbledon final, which Williams won in straight sets.

Serena Williams climbs 153 spots in WTA rankings to No. 28 .
LONDON - Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30. Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth, but still reached the final before losing to Angelique Kerber of Germany. Kerber climbed six spots to No. 4, with Simona Halep holding onto the top ranking despite going out in the third round at the All England Club.Kevin Anderson climbed into the men's top 5 for the first time after his run to the Wimbledon final put him in fifth place, while champion Novak Djokovic jumped 11 spots to No.

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