Petra Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, defeated fellow Czech left-handed player Lucie Safarova in straight sets to advance to another Wimbledon final on Thursday. She will face the winner of Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halap in the ladies' final on Saturday.
Kvitova won the first set in a tiebreaker against Safarova and cruised to a second set victory (7-6, 6-1, see statistics here). Here is the tiebreak point for the first set:
The 24-year-old Kvitova eliminated Venus Williams earlier in the tournament and is the only remaining ladies' player to have won a Major championship before.
Today against Safarova, Kvitova had 8 aces and 24 winners.
Here is her match point against Safarova:
She will likely be considered the favorite no matter who she faces between Bouchard and Halep.