Serena stands in the way of a possible all-German Wimbledon final

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July 10, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Serena Williams celebrates on day seven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, on Monday. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS

Tennis: Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — It’s been 87 years since two German women played in a Wimbledon final. Julia Goerges likes the sound of a repeat, though.

“It sounds crazy to maybe have the chance to share a German final in Wimbledon,” Goerges said after she and Angelique Kerber advanced to separate semifinals at the All England Club. “Well, it’s still one more match to go for both of us. It will be both very tough matches. But it’s great to see there is a chance.”

For Goerges, it couldn’t get much tougher. She’ll be facing Serena Williams, the seven-time champion who hasn’t lost a match at the All England Club since 2014 — though she missed last year’s tournament while pregnant. Kerber, a two-time Grand Slam champion who was runner-up at Wimbledon in 2016, will be playing former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko on Thursday.

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