Serena Williams made light work of Barbora Strycova to reach the Wimbledon final here she will battle Simona Halep and stand a chance to record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
The American was just too powerful for the Czech in a 6-1 6-2 win that set up a final against Romania’s Simona Halep.
Williams, chasing an eighth singles title here, dominated throughout against Strycova, who at 33 was the oldest Grand Slam semi-final debutant.
The American, 37, wrapped up victory with just 59 minutes on the clock.
Williams is now into a Grand Slam final for the 13th consecutive year – and that includes being on maternity leave during that time.
Her season has been disrupted by injuries and illness and this is the first major final she will contest this year, having lost in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January and the third round at the French Open.
“It feels good to be back in the final,” said Williams, who was runner-up to Angelique Kerber last year and will be appearing in the grass-court showpiece for an 11th time on Saturday.
While Simona Halep of Romania qualified for the Wimbledon final, beating Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (8th), 6-1, 6-3.
In search of a second success in a Grand Slam tournament after Roland Garros 2018, the seventh-ranked world player is the first Romanian to reach the final at the All England Tennis Club.