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Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders, Harry Poole, Becky Grey, Mike Henson and Frank Keogh

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye!

    So the women's semi-finals are already over.

    But fear not, there is more tennis to come tomorrow! Here's what awaits us. Just the small matter of Nadal v Federer... We've got a quiz for you to prepare for that one.

    Friday order of play

    If you want to catch up on how Simona Halep and Serena Williams reached the final, have a read of the Williams report here and the Halep report here.

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    Video caption: Lapthorne through to wheelchair singles final

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    Video caption: Best shots as Halep hammers Svitolina in straight sets

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    Video caption: Mahut hits a brilliant forehand winner in his men's doubles match

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    Video caption: 'The chase for history is still on for Serena Williams!' - Williams through to the final
  2. Post update

    There is still plenty of tennis going on at the All England Club and you can watch it on our live streams.

    Britain's Alfie Hewett is in action and there is no shortage of doubles matches to choose from. You can find them all here.

  3. 'So much consistency'

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time Grand Slam champion on BBC TV

    Strycova never felt like she had any time to react. Look at the way Serena was able to manipulate that ball and get it up and down. There was so much consistency. She is locked in.

  4. 'Strycova couldn't handle power'

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    Martina Navratilova

    Nine-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

    The crowd didn't necessarily want Serena to lose. They just wanted to see more of her. Strycova wasn't able to handle the power. How quickly was Serena getting on those balls though? She did her homework and it paid off. She was firing on all cylinders.

  5. 'Serena the heavy favourite'

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time Grand Slam champion on BBC TV

    Serena Williams is a heavy favourite in this match because of the head to head, because of the power - and if Serena continues to play and serve this way it will be tough for Simona.

    Halep will have to play the match of her life. She must find the angles and find a way to get balls back in play.

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    Ali: Watching Serena playing at Wimbledon with Martina commentating what wouldn't I have given to see them play against each other - what a dream

  7. 'That was all she had'

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    Martina Navratilova

    Nine-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

    Serena was changing the direction of the ball all the time. Strycova was off balance all the time. She did all she could to defend it but that was all she had.

  8. 'Mixed doubles helped'

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time Grand Slam champion on BBC TV

    Serena's serve is hard and it's powerful. How can you defend when it's that powerful and near the sidelines? I think the mixed doubles [with Andy Murray] really helped as well. It brought her intensity up. She had three matches with Andy and we know how intense he is.

  9. 'Half of the battle'

    Svitolina 1-6 3-6 Halep

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time Grand Slam champion on BBC TV

    Simona Halep is using her angles to widen the court and she is starting to feel comfortable on it. That is half of the battle right there.

  10. 'Halep showed her experience'

    Svitolina 1-6 3-6 Halep

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time Grand Slam champion on BBC TV

    Simona Halep showed the experience that she has had deep in majors. She has been in the semi-finals here at Wimbledon. It felt like Simona was closer to the baseline more often and was dictating play.

  11. 'I love what I do'

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    More from Williams, speaking on BBC One.

    On still going strong at 37:"I love what I do, I wake up every morning and I get to be fit and play sport and play in front of crowds like here at Wimbledon - not everyone can do that. I love what I do, I'm still pretty good at what I do and it's always an amazing experience."

    On facing Simona Halep in the final:"We always have tough matches. This was a tough match for me and I look forward to it."

  12. 'It definitely feels good'

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    Serena Williams speaking on BBC One about reaching an 11th Wimbledon final: "It's good, especially after my year. It definitely feels good to be back in the final."

    On her improvements in the tournament so far: "It's definitely a lot better, I just needed some matches. I know I'm improving and I just needed to feel good and then I can do what I do best which is play tennis."

    Serena Williams waves to the crowd
  13. Post update

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    Marion Bartoli

    Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    I think that was the best match I have seen Serena play at the tournament so far.

    She will fancy her chances with the way she played today, no doubt.

  14. Post update

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    See you on Saturday!

    Williams will be facing Simona Halep, who has never played in a Wimbledon final before.

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    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    Laura Robson

    British tennis player on BBC Radio 5 Live

    It was such a great performance from Serena. You can talk about Strycova's tactics but the whole match was on her racquet. She is playing at another level for me.

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    Philip West: Brutal. Brilliant. What more can you say about Serena Williams that hasn’t already been said hundreds of times before?

  17. Post update

    Williams 6-1 6-2 Strycova

    Sam Smith

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    The chase for history is still on for Serena Williams! 59 minutes of a performance from the seven-time champion full of poise, control and power. She will go into Saturday's final as the hot favourite to win title number eight.