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Impressive play from Serena, much better off the ground today. Strycova’s game can throw a player off rhythm so I think Serena handled her very well.

She’s still going to need to raise her level even more if Simona brings the same level she displayed in her own semi but hopefully the final is a closer battle!
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Serena def. Strycova 6-1 6-2

Best match Serena played in this Wimbledon, she's peaking now.

The final should be interesting because Simona will be her most solid opponent, and you could see from some rallies that Barbie sustained in this match that Halep could make it more competitive.

Given the balance of forces in the place, that final definitely looks promising.

Serena looked vulnerable in the first week but now she's here for the taking. She controls her power and is focused. Only Halep can possibly make her implode/challenge Serena's limits on a long run. I've never seen Serena tired in my life, but it's more about movement than resilience.
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Serena def. Strycova 6-1 6-2

Serena played really great today. Strycova was no opponent for her though. I remember how many people were excited about Serena beating Görges with only 6 UEs last year and then she played much worse in the final with more pressure and a tougher opponent.

So Halep still has her chances if she can move Serena around and handles her nerves well. At least Serena faced some solid baseliners and defenders in this tournament. Last year she only played aggressive players where she didnt have to rally much and it got badly exposed in the final.
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Serena def. Strycova 6-1 6-2

Serena was on fire
Only question is whether she can get her nerves under control...
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please, please, please, please win the whole thing
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Serena def. Strycova 6-1 6-2

Strycova: almost constantly on the defense and pretty much out of her league.

Williams: Firmly in her element: it wasn't about aces today; it was movement and precision and pace on those groundstrokes.

And so here is Serena, the champion par excellence, near the mountaintop once again.

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Terrifying level from Serena today and an excellent reminder of why she's the GOAT. She will blast even today's Simona off the court if she plays like this on Saturday.
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Re: Wimbledon SF: Serena def. Strycova 6-1 6-2

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I don't think the result would have been much different... if Strycova could breadstick her 6-1, imagine what Serena could do with her return.
well...tennis doesn't work that way though..matchups do matter a lot. Konta's got nervous af after starting well but her biggest problem was that she struggled to deal with Strycova variety...same thing probably wouldn't have happened here...Serena probably would have still won but it would have been had atleast 1 competitive set.

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Wow Wonder Woman finally played like that. Until now she had largely been winning due to her opponents being terrible, but today she really raised her level and Strýcová was not bad at all. And her serve wasn't even close to its best . Playing mixed doubles seems to have been a great decision. Wonder Woman has also been less in the spotlight this tournament than recent slams, which seems to have helped her deal with the pressure a lot. Unless she is a ball of nerves again in the final it is hard to see her losing.

Well done to Barbie for reaching the semifinals, and she tried her best today but was simply outmatched.
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I did not see that coming. Halep better bring some.
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Once again Serena has worked her way into great form throughout this tournament. She was very scratchy in that first week but this match was great from her. I think the riske win really woke up the lioness in her again.
If she brings this level on Saturday halep is going to struggle to keep it close

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Re: Wimbledon SF: Serena def. Strycova 6-1 6-2

Beautiful performance from Serena. Clicking and firing on all cylinders. I'm so proud of her for getting back into the finals after such a horrible loss at the French. You've already done everything you need to prepare for this just bring the same level on the serve, groundstrokes, movement and intensity on Saturday please! I just really really hope that we get to see this Serena in the final. Good luck against Simona (who I also like and am really happy for her being in the final) I really really hope Serena can bring it this time around!

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Becool and to paradise. like this.

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