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Wimbledon women's semifinals

Updated 1926 GMT (0326 HKT) July 9, 2015
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Can anyone stop Serena Williams at Wimbledon? Maria Sharapova tried but was again unsuccessful. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Sharapova hadn't beaten Williams since 2004. And the drought continues following her 6-2 6-4 defeat on Center Court. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Sharapova made the worst possible start, dropping serve in the first game from 30-0. It was soon 4-1 and there was no coming back. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
It's 17 straight victories for Williams over Sharapova. Sharapova's victory over Williams in the 2004 final remains the only time, too, she has defeated Williams at the All England Club. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Williams is now one win away from completing the "Serena Slam" for the second time. It would be her 21st major overall. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Standing in her way will be first-time grand slam finalist Garbine Muguruza of Spain. The 21-year-old beat 2012 finalist Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 3-6 6-3. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Radwanska trailed 3-1 in the second before rallying. And she actually led by a break in the third, 1-0. But the Pole couldn't keep up the momentum. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
After hitting a winner on match point, Muguruza crumpled to the famous grass. She's the first Spanish woman to play in a grand slam final in 15 years. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Only one other Spanish woman has ever won Wimbledon, Conchita Martinez in 1994. Martinez is Muguruza's Fed Cup captain. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
For the second straight day, David Beckham was at the All England Club. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images