Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand during the Ladies Singles Quarter Finals match against Simona Halep of Romania on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2016 in London, England.Getty

Angelique Kerber takes on Venus Williams in the women's singles semi-final clash of the 2016 Wimbledon Championship on Thursday (7 July).

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Match starts at 2.30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available in the UK on BBC One and BBC Two. Live scores and regular updates will be available on Wimbledon's official website. Live streaming of the day's in the UK is available on the BBC IPlayer app.

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Overview

Fourth seed Kerber has had a straight forward ride into the semis, having not dropped a single set thus far in the tournament. However, her toughest game was in the quarters against Simona Halep whom she beat in two tight sets, 7-5 7-6 (2). The duo played out, what was arguably the match of the tournament, breaking each other 13 times.

There were eight consecutive service breaks in the first set itself, making for a brilliant bout, but Kerber hung on and her more aggressive stance in the second set shone through as she progressed to the next round. It was her first ever win over Halep in the WTA circuit, something she will look to build on as she takes on Williams.

Meanwhile, the American won her quarter-final game 7-6(5) 6-2, in what was a very closely fought affair in the first set. Her opponent Yaroslava Shvedova stood well and put on a brilliant show. Shvedova was the first to carve a break, but was pulled back as Venus broke her and then got another break to have a set point at 5-4. However, the Kazakhstani played her best tennis to comeback and take the game into the tie-break where she was undone by a series of unforced errors.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Angelique Kerber to win: 1/3
  • Venus Williams to win: 12/5

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other five times at Grand Slam and ATP Tour events. Kerber leads the exchanges at 3-2 and has already defeated her once in the London Olympics in 2012 on grass.

Wimbledon history

This is the first time they are meeting in the Wimbledon.