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Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams to face Simona Halep in women's final

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams to face Simona Halep in women's final
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The story of the 10th day of action at SW19.

Serena Williams will take on Simona Halep in the women's singles final after both won one-sided matches on Centre Court.

For the third time, Williams is one victory away from tying Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam singles titles after beating Barbora Strycova 6-1 6-2, while Halep's 6-1 6-3 victory over Elina Svitolina sent her through to a first Wimbledon final.

Here, PA reviews the 10th day of action.

Tweet of the day

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Picture of the day

Rafael Nadal had plenty of company after leaving the practice court
Rafael Nadal had plenty of company after leaving the practice court (Philip Toscano/PA)

Shot of the day

Halep's power and placement was just too much for Svitolina and a fierce backhand winner down the line left her scrambling for thin air.

Stat of the day

World number seven Halep is the highest-ranked women's finalist since 2016, when Williams defeated Angelique Kerber.

The calm before the storm

Both women's semi-finals were done in less than two hours and 15 minutes as Halep and Williams breezed through. Friday's men's last-four clashes are expected to last a little longer as, after Novak Djokovic plays Roberto Bautista Agut, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal renew their rivalry. Their last match at Wimbledon, in the 2008 final, lasted four hours and 48 minutes. Get the popcorn ready.

Celebrity corner

Former footballer David Beckham and businessman Sir Richard Branson
Former footballer David Beckham, left, and businessman Sir Richard Branson, right (Steven Paston/PA)

Brit watch

Andy Lapthorne is through to the first ever Wimbledon wheelchair quad singles final. But Anton Matusevich could not back up his win over the top seed in the boy's singles on Wednesday, losing in straight sets to Shintaro Mochizuki, and Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva also lost in the senior mixed doubles. Arthur Fery and Toby Samuel advanced to the quarter-finals of the boys' doubles, but Holly Fischer and Matilda Mutavdzic crashed out of the girls', while Alfie Hewitt, Gordon Reid and Jordanne Whiley exited their respective wheelchair competitions.

Day 11 order of play

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Centre Court
Novak Djokovic v Roberto Bautista Agut
Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal

Day 11 weather watch

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