Last week's Wimbledon champion, Serena Williams and lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe set up the first all-American WTA final on home soil in eight years on Saturday with semi-final wins at the Bank of the West Classic in California.
Stanford hosted the semi-finals of the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday the 14th of July.
A lucky loser earlier in the tournament, Coco Vandeweghe was playing in her first WTA semi-final.
The American advanced, recording a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over fifth seed Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium.
Vandeweghe served particularly well - she won 86 percent of her first serve points in the match, getting broken just once.
SOUNDBITE: (English) Coco Vandeweghe, USA:
"Oh, I mean I'm really excited. It's hard to put into words how excited I am being that this has been a dream of mine, to make finals of tournaments and play these types of players, and, you know, eventually get the wins over these types of players - so I'm definitely totally elated."
Later on, Serena Williams had far too much for Sorana Cirstea, needing just 60 minutes to crush the number nine-seeded Romanian 6-1 6-2.
After her wimbledon success, Willams said its been a whirlwind of a week.
SOUNDBITE: (English) Serena Williams, USA:
(Following last week's Wimbledon triumph). "It's been weird this week, it's kind of been a whirlwind, I don't really remember much, but I just know that I'm still here... and now I'm in the final, it's just weird."
Both wins have set up the first all-American WTA final on home soil in eight years.
All American final in Stanford as Williams set to take on VandewegheMonday, July 16 2012