The 23-time Grand Slam singles victor won their semi-final 6-2, 6-4 in just 70 minutes to reach her 10th Wimbledon singles final.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion beat out German player, No. 13 seed Julia Goerges, Thursday in a 6-2, 6-4 victory to advance to the women's final. Earlier on Centre Court, another German, Angelique Kerber, overcame Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3.
Serena Williams celebrates after winning against Italy's Camila Giorgi during their women's singles quarter-final match on the eighth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, July 10, 2018.
Angelique Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open and U.S. Open victor, beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in Thursday's early semifinal.
Such is the damage Ostapenko can do when her game clicks that even the biggest leads look fragile and, when she suddenly landed some telling blows to claw back two games, a turnaround did not seem out of the question. "I had a really tough delivery and I had to have multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it when I gave birth", the champion said.
Serena Williams will chase her 24th Grand Slam title against Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final. Like, the last 16 months, I've played four tournaments, and was carrying another human half that time.
With 2016, all the success, 2017, with a few up and downs, to coming back this year, I think I learned so many things about me..
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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'.
"That was my first Grand Slam, so I was trying also to enjoying it". Williams, who already holds the Open Era record for Grand Slam titles, can tie Court for most ever. But it was Kerber who played the smarter game, keeping her cool, counter-punching whenever possible, and refusing to be rattled by the screaming winners that her opponent hit time and again. Goerges, playing her first Slam semifinal, sent a forehand flying wide off the sidelines to concede serve.
Williams, in fact, got broken just six times in the tournament, as her serve, like her ball-striking, became harder and cleaner.
"I didn't know I would have such kind of traumatic thoughts, especially now that I have a daughter".
But she couldn't keep up with Williams, who grabbed 18 of 22 points and five consecutive games to close the first set and begin the next.
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. "In a way, it's by far the toughest, but in a way it's by far the best".