The Latest: Kerber wins 1st set in Wimbledon semifinals


AP
10:45 a.m. EDT July 7, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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3:43 p.m.

Angelique Kerber has reached her second Grand Slam final, beating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals.

Kerber, who won the Australian Open this year, will face Serena Williams in Saturday’s final.

Kerber beat the younger Williams sister in the Australian Open final for her first major title.

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3:39 p.m.

Angelique Kerber is serving for the match while leading Venus Williams 6-4, 5-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals.

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3:06 p.m.

Angelique Kerber won the first set of her Wimbledon semifinal match against Venus Williams 6-4.

Kerber, the Australian Open champion, held for only the second time in the set in the final game. Venus held her serve only once.

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2:49 p.m.

Angelique Kerber leads Venus Williams 3-2 in the first set of the Wimbledon semifinals, with neither player able to hold serve so far.

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2 p.m.

Serena Williams is in the Wimbledon final for the ninth time.

The six-time champion beat Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 on Centre Court, breaking the Russian’s opening two service games in the first set and all three in the second.

Williams is…

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