World number one Serena Williams is relishing Saturday's Wimbledon final with Garbine Muguruza after beating Maria Sharapova.
Serena Williams is anticipating a great Wimbledon final against Garbine Muguruza after seeing off Maria Sharapova in Thursday's semi-final.
The world number one kept her bid to hold all four grand slams at the same time and the quest for a calendar year slam sweep alive with a 6-2 6-4 success on Centre Court.
Williams has now won 18 of her 20 matches against Sharapova and is through to her 25th grand slam final.
"I'm so excited. I got a bit nervous because it was a semi-final and it's a long time since I've been this far [at Wimbledon]. I'm excited to get through it," Williams told BBC Sport.
"Maria played well and when she stepped up, I managed to step up. It wasn't easy, it was interesting."
William now faces 20th seed Muguruza, who overcame Agnieszka Radwanska to reach her first grand slam final and beat the American at last year's French Open.
"It's great for her [Muguruza]," Williams added. "She's beaten me before and she made me improve. It will be a great final.
"The feeling gets better every time I'm here. It's been a long time since my last final . It's really cool."