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Summary

  1. Thomas Enqvist (Swe) / Goran Ivanisevic (Cro) bts Fernando Gonzalez (Chi) / Carlos Moya (Spa) 6-4 3-6 7-5
  2. Mariam Bolvadze (Geo) / Caty McNally (US) bts Jodie Anna Burrage (GB) / Panna Udvardy (Hun) 6-4 6-1
  3. Miomir Kecmanovic (Ser) / Casper Ruud (Nor) bts Daniel Altmaier (Ger) / Jurabek Karimov (Uzb) 6-1 6-4
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) bts Jurabek Karimov (Uzb) (retired) 3-6 2-1
  5. Anastasia Potapova (Rus) bts Usue Maitane Arconada (US) 6-3 6-2
  6. Kenneth Raisma (Est) / Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) bts Mattias Siimar (Est) / Anthony Jackie Tang (HK) 4-6 6-4 6-2

Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Right, we are going to cut the words and let the glorious HD video streams and 5 live commentary take the strain. There is a smorgasbord of doubles, wheelchair and junior action to get into.

Be sure to come back over this way tomorrow for a bit of men's semi-final action.

The order of play has been released. Roger Federer takes on Milos Raonic first before Andy Murray faces off against Tomas Berdych.

It is going to be a mighty day.

Bye for now.

Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC One

"Serena's expectations are so high. She gives so much credit to Patrick, her coach. He's changed her game to give more top-spin on her forehand and made her understand she could be the greatest in history."

Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC One

"Kerber is getting better as she gets older. It's what we're seeing in women's tennis. The average age of the semi-finalists was 31 years and nine months. It gives so much hope to the rest."

Wear sunscreen

Baz Luhrmann's great advice, only this man has seemingly run out. So, he goes for the next best thing - a tissue. 

A man protects himself from the sun with a tissue
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Last time out

Serena and ANgleique
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If what they served up in Australia is anything to go on, Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams have a treat in store for us on Sunday.

Kerber prevailed 6-4 3-6 6-4 as she hustled and harried Serena, kept her moving and denied her the chance to unload on groundstrokes.

And she celebrated the next day with a dip in the Yarra river. Great stuff.

Angelique Kerber
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Kerber your enthusiasm

Germany have their first semi-final of two today in the bag (the men have their football opportunity later). Here's the moment that Kerber heard those legendary words: game, set and the match!

Kerber seals match victory

Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC One

"Kerber handled her nerves brilliantly. Venus was fatigued, her serve wasn't as effective as it has been the rest of the fortnight. Kerber tests your movement and Venus was half a step slow."

Kerber
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Angelique Kerber on BBC Sport: "It's amazing. It's always a tough match against Venus. I'm really excited about my game and my first final here.

"The last point was amazing, I was just trying to go for every shot.

"It was a completely new day and I know she is playing well at the moment. Everything worked and it is a very good feeling.

"I have a lot of experience now. I'm really enjoying my tennis life. I'm playing my best tennis.

"This is a completely new tournament, I will give everything I can in the final."

Match stats

Kerber 6-4 6-4 V Williams

Dust off your German stereotypes because that was a performance of ruthless efficiency from Angelique Kerber.

She landed with 71% of her serves, winning 73% of points behind it.

She made only 11 unforced errors compared to Venus' tally of 21.

Jana Novotna

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"I didn't see any goodbyes from Venus. She waved to acknowledge the crowd, but it wasn't farewell."

Game set and match Kerber

Kerber 6-4 6-4 V Williams

And that might be the shot of the match to seal it.

Venus Williams came into the net behind a decent approach to try and save the first of two match points, but was cut off by a supreme passing shot.

Kerber drops to her knees, stares up to her box and clenches a fist of satisfaction.

Kerber seals match victory

Venus holds

*Kerber 6-4 5-4 V Williams

Venus Williams' long service levers crank into life to deliver a service game to love.

That might be the last time that they are needed though.

Angelique Kerber - who had the nerves to see out victory over Venus' sister Serena at the Australian Open in January - is about to serve for her first Wimbledon final.

Kerber holds

Kerber 6-4 5-3* V Williams

The Duchess of Cambridge - glowing almost fluorescent in a yellow dress in the Royal Box - might be back on childcare duties sooner than she would like.

Angelique Kerber summons up the courage for dropper at 40-30 up and sticks it away perfectly. The ball checks and dies well out of Venus' reach and Kerber is just a game away.

The Duchess of Cambridge
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Venus holds

*Kerber 6-4 4-3 V Williams

Angelique Kerber comes very close to making an extraodinary winner as she scrapes a backhand off the toes of her plimsolls.

It drifts just over the baseline though to give Venus 40-0.

A lightning bolt of a serve singes the Centre Court turf and seals the game.

Venus Williams
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Kerber holds

Kerber 6-4 4-2 *V Williams

Angelique Kerber is painted into a bit of a corner at 0-30.

But that is some canny serving.

Three skidding tee-offs prove too foxy for Venus Williams and the German makes good her escape as she rolls away a dead-eyed forehand down the line.

Angelique Kerber
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Venus saves two more break points, holds

*Kerber 6-4 3-2 V Williams

Venus sees off a second break point.

She then wastes a glorious chance to see off the danger as she nets a high mid-court bounce.

Venus saves a third break point with a sly swat across court.

And finally makes it home unscathed. But has she got the consistency to win the war as well as that battle?

Venus saves break point, deuce

Kerber 6-4 3-1 *V Williams

Hawk eye
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An ugly hoick over the baseline - inevitably off the forehand - gives Angelique Kerber 30-all.

That was an error in technique.

But Venus follows up with an error of judgement, shouldering arms to a volley at the net and turning to see the ball drop in. 30-40 and a point for a double break for Angelique Kerber.

Saved! Hawk-Eye rules that a whipped winner across court has smeared through the paint. 

That was close. Had Venus lost that point it might have been curtains.

Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC Television

Venus Williams reacts
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"I think it's fatigue. Venus has played so many more matches here than she has all year."

Annabel Croft

Former British number one on Radio 5 live

Angelique Kerber
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"The Kerber serve doesn't have a lot of pace, only 96mph, but it does a lot of damage on grass, shooting through."

Kerber holds

Kerber 6-4 3-1 *V Williams

Angelique Kerber would be one heck of a bounty hunter.

She is running down every Venus Williams groundstroke wherever the American tries to smuggle them through the court.

A hold to love.

Venus holds

*Kerber 6-4 2-1 V Williams

Venus Williams in action
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Venus Williams puts in a love service hold to steady the rocking ship.

She sits down for a sip of isotonic and plenty of thoughts to stew on. The scoreboard is perhaps a little kind, it feels like she is clinging on in this match by little more than a fingernail.

Kerber holds

Kerber 6-4 2-0 *V Williams

Feel that? That isn't just a tide turning, it is a rip current that is threatening to wash Venus Williams right out of the door.

Angelique Kerber holds to love as the Venus groundstrokes get wild once more.

Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC Television

"Venus isn't completely trusting her forehand and Kerber is doing an excellent job of keeping her on the move."

Kerber breaks

*Kerber 6-4 1-0 V Williams

Angelique Kerber celebrates
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The Venus Williams forehand is both friend and foe to its owner.

When the five-time champion has a stable platform to hit off, it produces winners.

When she is on the run, it produces manure.

From 30-15 up, she starts spraying off that wing and hands over three straight points to hand Angelique Kerber a starting deposit in the second set.

Top women's doubles seeds out

Timea Babos / Yaroslava Shvedova bts Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza 6-2 6-4

No shocks in Serena's match earlier but there was on Court One. The number one women's doubles pairing of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza are out in straight sets. 

They were beaten comfortably in the first set... 

Hingis and Mirza lose first set

And, although the second was closer, 6-4, it's the Hungarian Babos and Kazakh Shvedova that progress...

Babos and Shvedova beat Hingis and Mirza

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent at Wimbledon

"We don't have enough rivalries in women's tennis at the moment. We have seen some very competitive matches in the latter stages of Grand Slams in the past 12 months. Maybe Kerber v Serena could be a rivalry. We could have their second Slam final meeting of the year."

First set stats summary

Set one
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Kerber wins 'best rally of the match'

Angelique Kerber wins 'best rally of the match'

Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC Television

"Kerber is a late bloomer. She got to the semi-finals of the US Open in 2011. She has lost in the first round of 15 Slams."

Game and first set Kerber

Kerber 6-4 *V Williams

A ding-donging rally, full of thrust, counter, parry and jab, ends with Venus Williams burying into the net.

That gives Angelique Kerber 40-15 and two set points.

Venus saves the first with an overdose of power.

But Kerber shows durability and street-fighting qualities to wear Venus down in the next rally.

Opener bagged.

Kerber takes the first set

Venus holds

*Kerber 5-4 V Williams

Angelique Kerber tucks into the Venus Williams second serve like it is an all you can eat buffet for 30-30.

But there are enough first serves landing - which are far harder to digest - to keep that game and the set out of the German's clutches.

Kerber will have a second chance to serve out for the opener next.

Venus breaks

Kerber 5-3 *V Williams

Angelique Kerber is a very polite woman.

She offers a prolonged and profuse hand of apology after a forehand outfoxes Venus Williams with the help of the net cord.

Time for a little more growl and snarl though.

Venus breaks to make it seven in the eight games played so far.

At breaking point

It's a match of breaks, and here's the moment when Angelique Kerber first broke Venus Williams. 

Kerber breaks in first set

Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC Television

"It's very strange to have a set where Venus doesn't hold serve. Kerber has a terrific return. Is Venus feeling extra fatigue?" 

Kerber breaks

*Kerber 5-2 V Williams

Venus Williams
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Angelique Kerber is feathering the pedal and pulling away from Venus Williams.

A lovely stretching pass from the German brings up 0-40 and three break points and Venus pumps long on the second.

Venus has spent four hours long on court to get to this point of the singles draw. Could those extra miles on the clock count against her?

Kerber holds

Kerber 4-2 *V Williams

Clear blue water on the scoreboard as Venus Williams cannot dig an Angelique Kerber body serve out of her ribs.

Venus has had some success with those forays to the net though. That could be a tactic to turn into more of a trend.

Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC Television

"Venus is so good around the forecourt, it's something she should do frequently today. She has been to the net so much more than Kerber in this tournament." 

Kerber breaks

*Kerber 3-2 V Williams

Angelique Kerber
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Five games in and we are still awaiting our first hold of serve.

Don't be thinking that the standard of tennis is any less than sky-high though.

Angelique Kerber spots Venus Williams coming into the net and pings a crosscourt pass onto the American's toes. Venus cannot prise it off the deck and it is 30-40.

And Kerber converts with a precision forehand down the line.

Angelique Kerber wins 'best rally of the match'

He's still got it

Oliver Marach / Jelena Ostapenko v Radek Stepanek / Lucie Safarova 6-4 7-6 (7-5)

He may be 37-years-old but Radek Stepanek has still got it. Just look at this agaility out on court three in his mixed doubles match. 

Stepanek and his partner, Lucie Safarova, ended up losing the first set to Oliver Marach and Jelena Ostapenko but it wasn't through lack of effort. 

37-year-old Stepanek shows great agility