Williams and Kerber face Wimbledon delay

Serena Williams will play her 10th Wimbledon final when she takes on Angelique Kerber

Serena Williams goes for her eighth Wimbledon title but her tilt at equalling Margaret Court's record 24-grand slams is likely to be delayed on Saturday afternoon.

The 36-year-old American is scheduled to face Germany's Angelique Kerber in the final at 2pm on centre court.

However, tournament organisers have elected to schedule the conclusion of the men's suspended semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for 1pm, on the same court.

The former champions began their match after 8pm local time on Friday, being forced to wait until Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner in the second-longest match in Wimbledon history - six hours and 36 minutes.

Djokovic saved three set points before taking the third-set tiebreaker to establish a 6-4 3-6 7-6 (11-9) lead over his great rival.

With the history between Djokovic and Nadal's 52-career meetings as a guide, a swift conclusion to their match on Saturday appears a long shot with Williams and Kerber, the 2016 finalists at Wimbledon, seemingly left to wait their turn.

The day's scheduling left many questioning the All England Club's decision with former Australian tennis player and commentator Rennae Stubbs amoing them.

"i think they should play AFTER the woman final. Give the Women their due and give the boys more rest ....but i am NOT making the schedule." she tweeted.

Williams, in her first major championship since giving birth to her daughter, Olympia on September 1, is playing just her fourth tournament since returning to action in March.

"It's been a crazy 10 months," Williams said.

"I was still pregnant at this time last year. That's something I have to keep reminding myself."

Kerber, a two-time Grand Slam champion, is playing in her first major final since her triumph at the 2016 US Open.

She has rebounded nicely from a disappointing 2017, also reaching the semi-finals at the Australian Open and the quarters at the French Open.

"I think it is a completely new match," Kerber said.

"She's coming back. For me also, I'm coming back from 2017."