Serena Williams’ quest for a 24th Grand Slam title has reached the finals at the 2019 Wimbledon championships.Williams advanced to the championship round at the All England Club for an 11th time with Thursday’s straight-sets victory over Barbora Strycova in the semifinals. The seven-time Wimbledon champion remains one Grand Slam victory shy of Margaret Court’s singles record of 24 — a mark she hopes to equal in 2019. Williams’ last major victory came at the Australian Open in 2017, the longest drought of her career.To finally catch Court, Williams must defeat Simona Halep in the final. The Romanian challenger, seeded seventh, knocked off No. 8 Elina Svitolina in straight sets to reach the final for the first time at Wimbledon. Halep, 27, won the 2018 French Open and is 1-3 in Grand Slam finals for her career.LIVE: Follow scores from every match at Wimbledon 2019Williams is 9-2 lifetime against Halep and has won their last five head-to-head matchups, most recently at this year’s Australian Open.If Williams falls at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open in August will be her final chance of 2019 to match Court’s record. She went 0-2 in the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2018, has yet to win a tournament on the 2019 schedule, and this might be one of the last, best chances the all-time great has to make history.Here is everything you need to keep track of Williams’ run at Wimbledon in 2019, including a guide to watch her matches live on TV or stream online along with live scoring updates and results from All England Club.When is Serena Williams’ next match at Wimbledon 2019?Serena Williams’ Wimbledon final match against Simona Halep is scheduled to start around 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 13. This is the 12th meeting between the two. Williams has won their previous five matchups, including their most recent head-to-head match in the 2019 Australian Open fourth round.Match schedule, results from All England ClubThe Wimbledon women’s singles final will be broadcast live on ESPN and the Tennis Channel. You can also stream the match live at ESPN.com or with the ESPN app.RoundOpponentTime/TV channel/result1def. Giulia Gatto-Monticone6-2, 7-52def. Kaja Juvan2-6, 6-2, 6-43def. No. 18 Julia Gorges6-3, 6-44def. No. 30 Carla Suarez Navarro6-2, 6-2Quarterfinaldef. Alison Riske6-4, 4-6, 6-3Semifinaldef. Barbora Strycova6-1, 6-2Finalvs. Simona Halep9 a.m. ET (ESPN)MORE: Follow SN’s live coverage of Serena Williams’ semifinal match2019 Wimbledon final: Williams vs. Halep live scoreBelow are live scores and results from the 2019 Wimbledon women’s singles final.WimbledonFinalSaturday 13 JulyEndSerena Williams (11)22-Simona Halep (7)66-All start times are estimates Click here or refresh the page if you don’t see a live scoreboard.How many times has Serena Williams won Wimbledon?Serena Williams has won more Grand Slam championships, including seven at Wimbledon, than anyone in tennis history — man or woman — except Margaret Court. It’s not unlike Tiger Woods’ famous pursuit of Jack Nicklaus in golf, but Williams has a more realistic chance to finish as her sport’s undisputed GOAT than Woods.Here’s how Williams and Court compare performing on tennis’ biggest stages. Margaret CourtSerena WilliamsAustralian Open117French Open53Wimbledon37U.S. Open56All-time finals W/L24-523-8
LeBron James wants to ‘destroy as many people as possible’ next season, says Richard Jefferson Lonzo Ball confronts father LaVar over ‘demolished’ Big Baller Brand Prepare to let out an audible “oh no.”Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins suffered another catastrophic injury as he tore his ACL in a recent workout, his agent Jeff Schwartz confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. Draymond Green OK with how Kevin Durant left Warriors The Athletic initially reported the torn ACL. ESPN first reported Cousins’ knee injury and said he would undergo testing Thursday. According to the reports, Cousins was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he suffered the injury and left the court. Related News After signing with the Lakers, Cousins said his injury struggles have helped him realize how much he loves the game.“Everything I’ve gone through in the past three years it just helped me realize how fast this thing can be taken away from you,” Cousins said on a conference call, via the Los Angeles Times. “I love it that much more. I’m grateful for every opportunity. I learned the hard way.”Unfortunately, it seems Cousins has another test of adversity ahead of him. TMZ Sports later released video of the injury obtained by the news outlet.Cousins signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million with the Lakers in July. He battled a quad injury during the playoffs with the Warriors last season after rehabbing from a torn Achilles suffered midway through the 2017-18 season with the Pelicans.
A bandit, who was previously jailed, was on Monday jailed yet again, this time for 50 months for robbing a man of his silver chain and other items.Kennard Persaud, 29, admitted to stealing the chain, a cellphone and $500 from Ryan Dari on July 6, 2018 at Brickdam, Georgetown.According to the prosecution’s case, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was in a Route 42 minibus, seated in the front seat, when Persaud, along with others, approached him and demanded that he hand over his valuables.Dari complied, giving the men the items following which they escaped. The VC subsequently reported the matter and Persaud was later apprehended and found with the chain in his possession.Before jailing him, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan advised the thief, “Thou shall not steal.”