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Thursday, July 11, 2019, 21:19
​Williams back on Centre Court to face Strycova in semifinals
By Associated Press
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 21:19 By Associated Press

United States' Serena Williams returns to United States' Alison Riske in a Women's quarterfinal singles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 9, 2019. (BEN CURTIS / AP PHOTO)

WIMBLEDON, England - Back on Centre Court and back in the semifinals of a major tournament, Serena Williams will take on Barbora Strycova at Wimbledon.

In the first semifinal, also on Centre Court, former No. 1 Simona Halep will face Elina Svitolina

Williams is trying to win an eighth title at the All England Club and a 24th Grand Slam trophy overall - an achievement that would equal Margaret Court's all-time record.

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The 33-year-old Strycova had been pondering retirement this year but now is the oldest first-time major semifinalist in the professional era. It took her 53 major tournaments to get this deep.

In the first semifinal, also on Centre Court, former No. 1 Simona Halep will face Elina Svitolina.

Like Strycova, Svitolina has never before been to the final four at a major tournament.

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Halep won the French Open last year and is trying to reach her fifth major final.

Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to China's Shuai Zhang during a women's quarterfinal match on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 9, 2019. (TIM IRELAND / AP PHOTO)

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning a point against Czech Republic's Karolina Muchova during a women's quarterfinal match on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 9, 2019. (TIM IRELAND / AP PHOTO)

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