Angelique Kerber progressed to her second Wimbledon final in three years as she eased past Jelena Ostapenko on Centre Court on Thursday.
After a testing 2017 in which she did not win a title and failed to go beyond the fourth round of any grand slam Kerber has enjoyed a resurgent 2018, winning the Sydney International and reaching semi-finals of the Australian Open and quarters of Roland Garros.
Ostapenko, French Open champion in 2017, threatened to be a significant obstacle in her attempt to return to the Wimbledon final, which she lost to Serena Williams two years ago, but the Latvian produced an error-strewn display in which she never settled after a nervous start.
That allowed Kerber to claim a comfortable 6-3 6-3 win, setting up either a repeat of her 2016 duel with Williams or an all-German final with Julie Görges as the former world number one seeks to win the third grand slam of her career.
Culled from AS