Serena Williams has been chasing the record for a while now, and in order to get it she'll need to beat a familiar foe.

The 34-year-old is looking to tie a record with her 22nd career major title, but she'll have to face Angelique Kerber, a player who already thwarted her efforts once this year.

Williams, the No. 1 player in the world, easily dispatched of unseeded Elena Vesnina in the Wimbledon semifinals to advance to her 28th Grand Slam final, her ninth at the All England Club.

The 6-2, 6-0 win took only 49 minutes, the shortest women's match of the entire tournament.

There was a chance for an all-Williams final, but No. 4-seed Kerber quickly put an end to those thoughts as she defeated No. 8 Venus Williams, 6-4, 6-4 in their semifinal match.

Kerber wore down the 36-year-old to advance to her second Grand Slam final. In January she beat Serena 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open.

"It's a completely new tournament, a new surface and everything is completely new," the 28-year-old German said of her upcoming rematch with Serena. "I will just try to go out there with a lot of confidence, trying to play my tennis and trying to give everything I can in the final."

There have been four all-Williams Wimbledon finals so far in the sisters' careers, with Serena taking three of them. Overall the sisters have played against each other in nine Grand Slam finals, but it wasn't meant to be in 2016.

A win for Serena would be her seventh at Wimbledon, and tie Steffi Graf for the most career major wins in the Open Era with 22.

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Serena Williams advanced to her ninth Wimbledon final. USATSI

After winning Wimbledon in 2015, Williams has lost in three straight Grand Slams. She fell in the semifinals of the U.S. Open before losing to Kerber at the Australian Open, then Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final.

The farthest that Kerber had previously advanced at Wimbledon was the semifinals in 2012.

The women's final will take place on Saturday.