Serena Williams Through To Wimbledon Final
The American extended her winning run against Sharapova to 17 matches over 11 years with a 6-2, 6-4 victory.
Williams could win a sixth Wimbledon and 21st major title on Saturday, when she can also complete a ‘Serena Slam’ by holding all four grand slam titles.
Garbine Muguruza became the first Spanish woman to reach the Wimbledon final since 1996 when she beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
The 20th seed showed no early nerves in the biggest match of her career, powering through the first set and moving 3-1 ahead in the second.
Radwanska fought back to take the second set with a run of six successive games.
The day, however, belonged to the young Spaniard who clinched victory with a swinging forehand volley.
Muguruza is capable of pushing Williams in the final as the young Spaniard stunned Serena in the French Open second round in 2014.
However, a grand slam final will be a different proposition and much will depend on how the 21-year-old handles the pressure of her first major final.