Wimbledon 2018: Kerber storms past Ostapenko to reach final
LONDON, July 12, 2018 (News Wires) - Angelique Kerber was in blistering form as she swept past Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-3 to reach the final of Wimbledon.
The 11th seed produced a stunning display of power hitting from the back of the court to leave Ostapenko a very frustrated figure.
The German was utterly ruthless in her approach as she broke early and held her advantage, conceding just three games in the opening set.
Ostapenko threw everything at her opponent but was not able to haul herself back into the contest at all.
The second set was quite simply a masterclass in precision groundstrokes from Kerber as she again broke early to seize the advantage.
Ostapenko grew increasingly frustrated as she slipped a second break down and, despite hitting back to deny Kerber as she attempted to serve out for the match at 5-1, could not do enough.
For Kerber it is a second opportunity to win Wimbledon in a final after she reached the showpiece match in 2016.
The 30-year-old will now await the winner of the second semi-final between her compatriot Julia Goerges and seven-time winner Serena Williams.