Simona Halep defeated Coco Gauff 6-3, 6-3. But what an extraordinary run the young American had at Wimbledon.
Amid the upset and mayhem of the first eight days of The Championships – seeds losing, big names taking the first flight home – one constant remains.
A certain Serena Williams, a former champion of this parish, is homing in on the final. Like she always used to do. Like we always expected her to do. Barbora Strycova, all 5ft 5ins of her, stands between the mighty Serena and the final and Serena, all 23 Grand Slam titles of her, does not look in the mood to be thwarted.