Wimbledon 2012 Scores: Complete Recap for Thursday's Semifinal Action
No. 6 ranked Williams took on No. 2 ranked Victoria Azarenka, a match Williams took 6-3, 7-6 (8-6). Serena's powerful serve was the story of the match. Not to mention winners left and right with powerful forehands, which allowed Williams to break Azarenka in the first set and set the pace in the second.
She was broken only once the entire match and gave up just two break-point opportunities to Azarenka. Meanwhile, she was able to create four break-point chances of her own and won 41 of her 50 first-serve points.
Talk about impressive.
Williams' famous put the icing on the cake in this match, boasting 45 winners to a mere 14 for Azarenka. To her credit, Azarenka played relatively mistake-free tennis, with just nine unforced errors in the contest. Yet the better, more dominant talent was at her best, and that was ultimately the difference in this one.
Prior to the Williams straight-set win, No. 3 ranked Radwanska took care of business against the German talent, No. 8 ranked Angelique Kerber. Kerber played some tremendous rallies and, at moments, looked like she would break loose, but Radwanska was far too dominant.
Radwanska won the semifinals match 6-3, 6-4.
What makes this player so special is just how composed she is when the going gets tough. On the biggest of stages, under the brightest of lights, Radwanska's poised play was admirable. She had just six unforced errors in the entire match, and nailed all three break-point chances in the contest.
One would never even fathom that this was her first semifinals appearance at Wimbledon, or that she is just 23 years old.
To be able to make just six mistakes in the match and convert on all three break-point opportunities is top-notch, and is exactly why this Serena Williams versus Agnieszka Radwanska final will be as promising as any in recent history. Make no mistake about it.
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