Serena Williams cruises past Elena Vesnina into Wimbledon final


Serena Williams inflicted the fastest ever demolition in a Wimbledon semi-final as the American took just 49 minutes to thrash Russia's Elena Vesnina.

Williams dismissed the world number 50 6-2 6-0 on Centre Court, needing two minutes fewer than the previous record when her sister Venus hammered Dinara Safina in 2009.

Venus or Germany's Angelique Kerber will be her opponent in Saturday's final and the top seed now stands just one win away from equalling Steffi Graf's Open era best 22 grand slam titles.

Serena has been the victim of some unlikely conquests over the last 12 months - Roberta Vinci, Kerber and Garbine Muguruza all pulling off surprise upsets against the 34-year-old - but there was no hint of another shock here.