After defeating Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams managed to get to the Wimbledon Final on Thursday. According to a recent report published by Reuters, the 30-year-old American tennis player proved that she is back in shape and ready to snatch more titles.
Victoria Azarenka went through tough training sessions in the weeks prior to the Thursday competition because she knew Serena Williams was going to be a hard opponent. The 22-year-old did a very good job at the beginning of the match and made everyone think that Serena was going to lose the game. Nevertheless, the American player managed to improve her game by the end of the competition and thus, made it to the Wimbledon Final.
Williams is now the oldest tennis woman to have entered the Wimbledon in recent years. The last time a player her age got into the Final was in 1999. Back then, it was Steffi Graf who amazed everyone with her tennis skills.
The Thursday game was held at the Centre Court with the participation of numerous fans. They were all amazed to see how each thunderbolt that Williams made went past the Belarusian. Azarenka’s performance, however, was not to be underestimated; she did a fantastic job withstanding Williams’ attacks. Despite her loss, the Australian Open champion won many supporters due to her remarkable performance. The most impressive moment was when the 22-year-old player interrupted Williams’ serve midway through the second set managing to reach a tiebreak. Unfortunately, she was overwhelmed and got defeated, in the end.
Serena Williams was glad she was able to play again. She never expected to reach the Wimbledon Final as her health problems prevented her from training and taking part in competitions. Serena was affected by a gashed foot and the ensuing health issues almost caused her to put an end to her golden career.
The Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Final is programmed to take place on Saturday, July the 7th at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The American will compete against Polish tennis woman, Agnieszka Radwanska.