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Super-Mom Serena into 10th Wimbledon final

13 July 2018

Serena Williams is into the Wimbledon final after a dominant 6-2, 6-4 victory over the strong-serving Julia Goerges of Germany.

Across the net, she will find that same Angelique Kerber whom she defeated in her last title-match appearance on the Centre Court at Wimbledon.

Serena is well established as one of her sport's all-time greats and winning the title for the third time in the last four years - she missed the 2017 tournament due to her pregnancy - would only enhance her standing.

"There's word on the street", Williams said when asked if Meghan would attend the final.

Williams, who is chasing her 24th Grand Slam title, returned to tennis in March, but failed to achieve any considerable progress in her first tournaments and struggled to regain decent competitive shape.

Hardly so. And Williams has made a point of raising the curtain on her rocky road back to make a larger point to women who feel overwhelmed by the changes in their bodies, emotions and priorities following childbirth.

'This was not inevitable for me, I had a really hard pregnancy and I had to have multiple surgeries, I nearly didn't make it.

Serena Williams of the USA celebrates winning her semi final match against Germany's Julia Goerges. The German spent 10 hours on court en route to her first Grand Slam semifinal, the most by over two hours of any player left in the draw, and hit a tournament-leading 44 aces surpassing the 300-ace threshold for the second consecutive season.

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'I remember when I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal to be in a Wimbledon final'. "I was saying a lot of people are saying, 'Oh she should be in the final.' But for me, it's such a pleasure and a joy because less than a year ago I was going through so much stuff". The two faced-off in the 2016 finals, where Williams was victorious. "She's coming back. For me, I'm coming back from 2017", Kerber said.

The outcry over her unseeded status at the French Open-she didn't lack points for failing to win or because of injury, but rather because she was busy for over a year having a baby-led to the USTA reexamining the ranking and seeding process.

"Whatever happens, honestly it's an incredible effort from me. and good motivation to keep going for the rest of my career", Williams added.

Will Serena match Court's record? "We saw that she improved every single match she's playing here".

Serena Williams is playing some of her best tennis, and she'll go for her eighth Wimbledon title on Saturday. She won here I don't know how many times.

"I didn't know I would have such kind of traumatic thoughts, especially now that I have a daughter".

In the week leading up to her first-round match against Viktoriya Tomova, Williams posted a daily countdown on Instagram that included flashback Wimbledon photos and uplifting sentiments. "In a way, it's by far the toughest, but in a way it's by far the best".

Super-Mom Serena into 10th Wimbledon final