Serena Williams Serves 24 Aces to Reach Seventh Career Wimbledon Singles Final
World No. 6 Serena Williams fired off a personal-best 24 aces in a dominant performance against World No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, advancing to her seventh career Wimbledon singles final in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6(6).
Williams hit an incredible 45 winners to Azarenka’s 14. Williams had 14 unforced errors, while Azarenka had nine.
“It really didn’t feel like I hit 24 aces at all,” Williams said. “I honestly felt like I hit maybe 10. Like I wasn’t going for that much. I was just going to play well, to serve well, to do the best I could.”
“I honestly didn’t feel great on my serve today. I really didn’t. I think yesterday I felt pretty good. I thought my serve was off, and apparently, clearly, it wasn’t, so maybe I should be off a little more.”
“The serve is just that one difference that brings her to the higher level,” Azarenka said. “I just tried to fight and tried to stay in the moment. If I have a chance, just try to grab it. That’s what I did. It was really close, but it wasn’t my day today.”
Williams, who is playing in her 18th Major singles final, will face first time finalist Agnieszka Radwanska for the opportunity win her fifth Wimbledon singles title.