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Wimbledon 2018 — Angelique Kerber advances to final


LONDON — Angelique Kerber is back in the Wimbledon final. Who she will face still is to be determined.

Kerber, a two-time Grand Slam champion, routed 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 Thursday on Centre Court at the All England Club.

“It’s such a great feeling to be back in the finals,” Kerber said after the match. “I’m really excited.”

Ostapenko entered the semifinal match having yet to lose a set. That came to an end fairly quickly as Kerber remained solid amid an onslaught of winners and unforced errors in the first set from the more aggressive Ostapenko.

The 11th-seeded Kerber, vying to become the first German champion at Wimbledon since Steffi Graf (1996), was the Wimbledon runner-up in 2016, losing to Serena Williams.

Williams, a seven-time champion, could provide Kerber with a rematch if she can get past Julia Goerges, Kerber’s compatriot who will be playing in her first Grand Slam semifinal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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