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Wimbledon 2018 — Angelique Kerber advances to final

LONDON — Angelique Kerber is again within the Wimbledon final. Who she is going to face nonetheless is to be decided.

Kerber, a two-time Grand Slam champion, routed 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-Three, 6-Three Thursday on Centre Court on the All England Club.

“It’s such a great feeling to be back in the finals,” Kerber stated after the match. “I’m really excited.”

Ostapenko entered the semifinal match having but to lose a set. That streak got here to an finish pretty rapidly as Kerber remained strong, making simply seven unforced errors within the first set amid an onslaught of winners and unforced errors from the extra aggressive Ostapenko.

The sample continued within the second set as Ostapenko’s unforced errors — which totaled 35 by the tip of the match — gave Kerber two extra breaks of serve for a 5-1 lead.

Playing her first Wimbledon semifinal, Ostapenko, 21, rallied to save a match level and break Kerber’s serve for the primary time, however the German saved a break level as she served out the match on the second try.

The 11th-seeded Kerber, vying to turn out to be the primary German champion at Wimbledon since Steffi Graf (1996), was the Wimbledon runner-up in 2016, dropping to Serena Williams.

Williams, a seven-time champion, will present Kerber with a rematch if she will be able to get previous Julia Goerges, Kerber’s compatriot who can be enjoying in her first Grand Slam semifinal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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