Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/5/12
Serena Williams will play her 18th Grand Slam final and her seventh at Wimbledon here on Saturday after an excellent all-around performance, highlighted by a record 24 aces, which earned her a 6-3, 7-6 victory Thursday over the recent world No. 1 Viktoria Azarenka. Williams will play Agnieszka Radwanska, the 23-year-old from Poland, who was too consistent for the German, Angelique Kerber, winning 6-3, 6-4. Williams and Radwanska have not met since they played here in 2008. Serena was a 6-4, 6-0 winner on that occasion, but it seems irrelevant now. "Radwanska's a 1,000 percent better player now," said Serena's father and coach, Richard Williams, as he sat on a bench outside the players' lawn, puffing on a cigarillo. "No comparison. I think she's the most consistent player on the tour right now. Clever player." Richard Williams thought Radwanska had risen to No 1 in the world off the back of her victory Thursday, but that will happen only if she wins the title. If Radwanska loses ...
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