Serena Williams put on an exhibition Thursday (July 7) against the over matched Elena Vesnina (6-2, 6-0), as she cruised to the final looking for her 22nd Grand Slam victory, which would tie Steffi Graf’s Open record. Fans were just settling in when the match was over in only 48 minutes, the quickest recorded match of the tournament. The number one seeded Williams made it look easy.
The 34-year-old served up 11 aces, one reaching 123 mph. She won on 28 out of the 31 points she served. Unfortunately, she will not be facing her sister, Venus, in the final who was defeated by Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals (6-4, 6-4). Kerber defeated Serena back at the Australian Open final this year.
Serena is looking to avenge that loss, as she’s 0-2 this year in Grand Slams. “Obviously, I’m 0 for 2, so determined to get at least one this year,” Williams said.
The 21 time Grand Slam champion will go for back to back Wimbledon titles Saturday (July 9) against fourth seeded Angelique Kerber. Make sure to tune in to ESPN as Serena goes for history.