We now know who will play in the 2012 Ladies’ Wimbledon Final.
On Thursday, American Serena Williams, the sixth seed, defeated Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 and Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska defeated eighth seeded German Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4.
Williams, who will be participating in her 18th Grand Slam championship with the victory, recorded 24 aces, a Wimbledon record. Williams actually broke her own record of 23 aces which she set in the third round with her win over Jie Zheng of China in three sets.
Today’s serving was even more phenomenal by Williams when you take into account the match was only two sets and she was playing against one of the top tennis players in the world.
Williams also had 23 more aces than Azarenka, who didn’t record her first ace until Williams had 18. Williams’ serve also averaged 107 miles per hour. To put this into perspective David Ferrer’s serve yesterday in his quarterfinal loss to Andy Murray averaged 109 miles per hour.