Wimbledon: Serena, Kerber clash in final

Wimbledon: Serena, Kerber clash in final

Next up is a familiar opponent in Serena Williams, a woman who has every shot in the book and the experience to also adapt her game to her opponent.

Serena Williams said "it's crazy" that she has managed to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, just 10 months after a series of life-saving surgeries which followed the birth of her daughter.

Williams says the problems she faced after giving birth have left her in constant fear of new complications arising with a pulmonary embolism.

"It's insane. I don't even know how to feel because I literally didn't think I'd do this well in my fourth tournament back", said Williams.

"I love playing her", Williams said of Kerber that day. I lost count after, like, four surgeries because I was in so many. "I'm just enjoying every moment".

Margaret Court - who leads the all-time standings with 24 major singles titles - used to be known as "The Arm" because of her unusual physical dimensions: her racket arm was said to be three inches longer than that of a normal woman of her height. We also have to see the competitor who has a 10-month-old daughter travelling with her.

Speaking to reporters after Thursday's semifinal, Williams appeared relaxed and revealed more about the challenges she has faced since Alexis Olympia was born September 1, including a recurrence of life-threatening blood clots after her emergency Caesarean section.

When I start this year, a goal was to be playing good in majors, in the Grand Slams, and to reach finals again. "It was quite tough but I'm happy to be through".

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Unbeaten here since 2014, Williams is on a 20-match winning streak on the lawns and is moving as smoothly and striking the ball as crisply and as powerfully as at any time in her career. "I want to get as many as I can, starting with". "Everything was faster. For Venus it was a big advantage previous year", she said.

Will Serena match Court's record?

"She won here I don't know how many times".

"In a way, it's by far the toughest year for me, but in a way it's by far the best". Today was, unfortunately for her, a case of the latter.

Wimbledon is just Serena's fourth tournament since returning to the tour in March. It is timed for release as the anticipation crests with Roger as returning champion, 10 years after their famed 2008 Wimbledon championship - an epic match so close and so reflective of their competitive balance that, in the end, the true victor was the sport itself. "That's what I'm doing", Serena said.

Given her array of interests away from tennis, it would be understandable if Serena was ready to bring down the curtain on her career to focus on the joys of motherhood and her relationship with husband Alexis Ohanian.

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"Now for sure she had a lot of big confidence, especially after the matches she won here already".

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