Tennis sensation Serena Williams upstaged fellow American Alison Riske in a hard-fought battle and eventually winning battle 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in two hours and one minute stay at Wimbledon court. Riske was the first women’s player in the Open era at Wimbledon to go three sets in all her singles matches up to the quarter-final stage.
Ultimately, though, it was a step too far and Williams will go on to play the winner of the second match on Centre Court between Britain’s Johanna Konta and Barbora Strycova.Afterwards, Williams reflected on the victory with relief.
“It was really satisfying,” she said. “I would not have won that match a couple of weeks ago. She was playing so great, beat so many great players and she was so close to taking it away from me today. I was really pumped, and it’s a long, arduous road. It’s not easy. Experience really counted today. I had to buckle up and play hard. I need to do better.”
Meanwhile, the final will be played on July 14 on the main court of Wimbledon. Women's final will be followed by Men's final, which will be played at the same court.