Serena pips Sharapova, reaches Wimbledon final
Serena Williams powered into her eighth Wimbledon final as the world number one maintained her 11-year mastery of Maria Sharapova with a 6-2, 6-4 demolition.
Williams took just 79 minutes to blitz Sharapova off Centre Court with 13 aces and 29 winners as the five-time Wimbledon champion secured her 18th career win in 20 meetings with her bitter rival. The 33-year-old American will face Spanish 20th seed <g data-gr-id="19">Garbine</g> Muguruza on Saturday in her first Wimbledon final since 2012. It will be her 25th Grand Slam final as she eyes a 21st major title. "I got a little nervous because it was the semi-finals and it's a long time since I've been this far at Wimbledon. I'm excited to get through," said Williams, who didn't allow Sharapova a single break point. "It wasn't easy out there, but when she stepped up her game I was able to step up mine. "The feeling gets better. It's been a long time since I've been in the final here. It's really cool." I’m excited to get through,” said Williams, who didn’t allow Sharapova a single break point. “It wasn’t easy out there, but when she stepped up her game I was able to step up mine.
Sania, <g data-gr-id="46">hingis</g> reach Wimbledon final
Sania Mirza earned herself a great opportunity to win her first ever women's doubles Grand Slam title as she and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis routed their opponents to storm into the final of Wimbledon Championships, here Friday. The <g data-gr-id="47">top seeded</g> Indo-Swiss pair hammered the fifth seed Americans 6-1 6-2 in the lop-sided semifinal which lasted mere 56 minutes. Sania has reached the final of a women's doubles Grand Slam final only <g data-gr-id="52">second</g> time in her career, having ended runners-up at the 2011 French Open with Russian partner Elena Vesnina. Sania is <g data-gr-id="51">winner</g> of three mixed doubles trophies. She won Australian Open (2009) and French Open (2012) with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi and the US Open with Bruno Soares.