Supermum Serena Williams beats Julia Goerges to reach Wimbledon final

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Supermum Serena Williams beats Julia Goerges to reach Wimbledon final

"I am really happy and proud to be back in the grand slam final". Her crosscourt forehand burned the German, who failed to get around it with that big swing. She won the grass-court tournament the last two times she played it, in 2015 and 2016, before missing it previous year while pregnant.

Serena Williams will vie for a sixth Wimbledon title but before that, she will have to get past Germany's Julia Gorges in the semi-finals on Centre Court.

That title pushed her past Steffi Graf's record of 22 majors in the half-century professional era; Court won some of her Slams during the amateur era. "So I'm taking everything as it is and just enjoying every moment".

While it's unfair on the other players to merely write off their chances of challenging Williams, it's also slightly arbitrary to say the American can sweep all in her path given it is only her second grand slam since returning from maternity leave with her daughter still not a year old.

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

The left-handed Kerber, a former No. 1 and two-time major champion, beat 12th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 earlier Thursday.

This will be Williams' 10th final at the All England Club, according to Wimbledon, putting her in position to tie Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles. "I know that she is always pushing you to the limits to play your best tennis".

Williams vs. Kerber will be a rematch of the 2016 final.

Williams was ranked 25th in this year's tournament after giving birth to a baby daughter in September.

"I lost count after, like, four surgeries", said Williams, who has been wearing compression leggings this fortnight as a precaution.

The first two points played by Ostapenko - who won the French Open in 2017 and crashed out in the first round the following year - were emblematic of the match. Today was, unfortunately for her, a case of the latter.

"This is not inevitable for me".

'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.

I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final.

The victory over Goerges extended Williams' winning streak at Wimbledon to 20 matches, dating to the start of the 2015 edition.

The 2017 French Open champion hasn't lost a set en route to her last-four meeting with two-time Grand Slam victor Angelique Kerber. She won here I don't know how many times.

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.

It took Kerber two tries to serve out the victory, getting broken to 5-2.

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