Serena Williams and Simona Halep are the finalists of the Wimbledon women's singles. The American and the Romanian reached this milestone after the victories over Barbora Strycova and Elina Svitolina. Serena has the chance to equal the 24 Slam-record that still belongs to Margaret Court..
She reached her second consecutive final at Wimbledon, the eleventh in total on the All England Club lawns and the thirty-second career final in a Major. For Simona this is the first final at Wimbledon (the fourth Slam-final in her career), on a playing surface that never gave her great satisfaction, but that on Saturday could give her great emotions.
Rafael Nadal is the first tennis player of the season to qualify for the ATP Finals in London. Rafa qualified for the Master for the fifteen consecutive times, but he has only played eight editions of this event. "Please don't patronise me" this is the irritated answer given by Johanna Konta to a journalist when he asked questions regarding the match lost by the Briton in the quarter-finals against Barbora Strycova.
Surely she (and the British media) had another idea about how her Wimbledon would go! Roger Federer didn't know he had won a hundred matches at Wimbledon: "A fan reminded me of it when I signed the autographs. It is special for me to achieve these records, because getting 100 wins in a Slam tournament is not easy at all!" Today the semi-finals of the men's singles: Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Bautista and Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer.