Serena Williams of the U.S celebrates after beating Elena Vesnina of Russia in their women's singles match on day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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When Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber walk onto Wimbledon's Centre Court for the women's final Saturday, the legacy of Steffi Graf will loom large.The showdown will see world No. 1 Williams try to equal Graf's professional-era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles, while Kerber will seek to become the first German woman to lift the Wimbledon singles crown since her idol Graf 20 years ago.If Kerber prevails, completing a daunting double over the Williams sisters at the tournament, it could also signal a changing of the guard at the top the women's game. It would be the second time this year she had beaten the American in a Grand Slam final, having triumphed at the Australian Open in January.Williams, who turns 35 in September, is a six-time Wimbledon champion and the clear bookmakers' favorite.After Kerber denied her Graf's milestone at the Australian Open, Williams lost to Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final.
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