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Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final

14 July 2018

Williams is set to face another German player in the final, 11th-seed Angelique Kerber, who also booked a spot in the decisive match beating Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in her respective semifinal.

On Saturday, just 10-and-a-half months since giving birth to her first child, Williams will take on Germany's Angelique Kerber for the chance to match Court's haul with a title at the All England Club.

That would make her the first mother to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

Serena Williams is set for what could be a record-tying 24 Grand Slam title as she reaches the Wimbledon Final. There was a time I could barely walk to my mailbox.

The 36-year-old's pregnancy ended with an extremely hard delivery that left her needing several operations to prevent life-threatening blood clots.

Williams' pregnancy was not without complications, as she told the BBC this week: "It's no secret I had a super tough delivery".

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Serena Williams admits she's been surprised by her march to the Wimbledon final after only playing four tournaments since returning to the court.

"Because of all the blood issues I have, It was really touch-and-go for a minute".

"Because I have Olympia".

"Every time I go out there, I want to, I guess, take a giant step forward", she said.

Williams rested some after that, not practicing serving at all for a couple of weeks, and was able to ease into things once Wimbledon began because of a draw that allowed her to avoid playing any seeded opponents _ or anyone ranked inside the top 50, for that matter _ until Goerges, who was making her Grand Slam semifinal debut.

And Wilander believes that clinching an eighth Wimbledon crown would convince her she was capable of winning another four Slams.

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Williams won 87% of points on her first serve against Gorges, who managed just 59%.

She then gained an early break in the second set on her way to the win. I can't say it's not.

Serena Williams played a total of seven matches in 2018 before arriving at the All England Club.

"I think there are few kinds of tennis players". Williams has discussed breastfeeding and the dilemmas surrounding when to give it up; crying when she missed her daughter's first steps while training; and not wanting Alexis Olympia to become a tennis player because she fears she would be unfavourably compared with her.

"Whatever happens, honestly", Williams said, "it's an incredible effort from me". "Not even once actually", said Serena, who will be cheered on from the Royal Box by her friend the Duchess of Sussex. I think that's what I was doing in the past, I was limiting myself. "It's just a number".

"She knew how to win that match by her experience, and. I have to be ready for the match of my life". That first game consisted of eight points: Three were unforced errors by Ostapenko, including a double-fault to begin the proceedings; the other five were winners by her, including a 100 miles per hour ace to close the hold. The 30-year-old has bounced back from a awful 2017 and is close to the form that brought her the Australian and US Open titles two years ago.

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Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final