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Sabalenka made the most of breaking Australian Barty in the very first game of the match, seeing out a nip-and-tuck opening set.
Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe won their first Grand Slam title together Sunday, fending off three match points to beat Australian Open champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic.
Halep, who will now face either US Open winner Sloane Stephens or defending champion Elina Svitolina in Sunday's final, was in control from the outset against a nervous-looking Barty.
Ashleigh Barty was first ear-marked as a potential force on grass after winning the 2011 junior Wimbledon title aged 15.
Kerber's next opponent on her road to a third Grand Slam title will be 18-year-old Claire Liu, who was Wimbledon's junior champion in 2017.
Eugenie Bouchard is now ranked 188 and had to qualify to get into a Grand Slam she nearly won four years ago.
Caroline Wozniacki had to battle hard to book her place in the quarter-finals at the Eastbourne WTA tournament.
Simona Halep retained top spot in the WTA rankings buoyed by having ended her wait for a Grand Slam title at the French Open.
Sam Stosur was knocked out of the WTA Wimbledon warm-up event in Nottingham after suffering a straight-sets defeat by Katie Boulter.
Williams said her daughter inspires her to keep winning as she targets Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 majors.
Former world number one Serena is playing her first Slam since winning 2017 Australian Open while two months pregnant.
Sharapova giggled with delight as she revealed how she plucked up the courage to pop the question and got to practise with Nadal.
Ukraine's teenager Kostyuk upset Gavrilova to level their Fed Cup World Group II first-round tie against Australia at 1-1 in Canberra.
The powerful Japanese 20-year-old took the first set against the 18th seed before racing to a 4-0 lead in the second on the back of an impressive serve.
The rising Belarusian star 's screeching got so grating in her Australian Open clash with local hope Ashleigh Barty that the crowd continued even after being admonished by the chair umpire.