Serena Williams makes Wimbledon final, 10 months after childbirth

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Especially at the All England Club, where a relatively routine 6-2 6-4 victory over 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) put Williams one win away from an eighth championship. She had 14 winners and 10 unforced errors, while Kerber had three winners and - this was key - zero unforced errors. That's wildly impressive. Believe me, I know she wants to go out there and win.

Serena Williams will contest a Grand Slam final for the 12th successive year.

A gamble with a drop shot from beyond the baseline against break point that failed to pay off exemplified the confidence of Grand Slam semifinal debutant Goerges, who is enjoying the form of her career after making big decisions to try to achieve what she felt capable of. "If Serena Williams enters the 2018 U.S. Open, the USTA will recognize her accomplishments, recognize her return to the workplace and will seed her, regardless of what her ranking is".

Kerber didn't have her serve broken once in the first set and defied a crowd that was very pro-Ostapenko towards the end of the match. The two faced-off in the 2016 finals, where Williams was victorious. 'I think it doesn't matter against who she is playing. Williams won that for a second consecutive title at the All England Club, then sat out the grass-court tournament a year ago while pregnant, part of a 16-month gap between majors.

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Three hundred and fourteen days after becoming a mother, tennis champion Serena Williams earned her spot in the finals at Wimbledon. She lost in the quarterfinals to 12th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko. Williams is playing in her fourth tournament and her second Grand Slam since missing more than a year with her pregnancy, but you'd never know it looking at her. "I remember I couldn't even walk to my mail box, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final". Ostapenko threw four more errors into her next service game to hand the German the first set.

In the first five games that went with serve, it was Goerges who made more winners, but it was Williams who broke the German to go up 4-2; after this, there was no looking back. A break and a consolidation gave Williams another 5-2 lead. I just feel like when I don't have anything to lose, I can just play so free.

Williams whose daughter Olympia was delivered by an emergency caesarean section on September 1, will play in the final, two months after taking a front row seat at Meghan's wedding in Windsor.

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