Serena Williams makes Wimbledon final, 10 months after childbirth

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Williams has lost just two Wimbledon finals: to Maria Sharapova in 2004 and Venus Williams in 2008.

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

Let others shrug at this latest accomplishment, as if all it signified were merely another chance at another in a long line of trophies. Williams paused, realizing she, too, was getting ahead of herself. Following the baby's delivery, Williams had a number of health issues, including a pulmonary embolism and a hematoma, which led to her having multiple surgeries. To hear people say, "Oh, she's a favourite" - the last 16 months, I've played four tournaments, and was carrying another human half that time.

Serena Williams is not focused on simply matching and breaking Margaret Court's all-time Grand Slam record - she wants to smash it.

"I feel like she's been playing really well".

"That was my first Grand Slam, so I was trying also to enjoying it".

"I don't want to limit myself", Williams said.

The left-handed Kerber, a former No. 1 and two-time major champion, used a seven-game run to beat 12th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3.

That enjoyment was clear to see as she dashed Goerges's hopes of setting up an all-German final with Angelique Kerber in 70 unforgiving minutes. By the end, Ostapenko had far more winners, 30-10, and far more unforced errors, 36-7.

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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. Until the start of this tournament, that was the last match Williams played at Wimbledon.

"Yeah, I think she is coming back, for sure".

"This is not inevitable for me". I had multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it when I gave birth. "I nearly couldn't make it to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final".

Will Serena match Court's record?

The semifinal between Williams and Goerges began on a high note, marked by high quality serving and a robust exchange of ground-strokes.

It was the first time at these championships that the American had faced a player ranked in the top 50 and she stepped up with a powerful display that also showed better movement around the court than in previous rounds.

There were moments when watching Goerges made it easy to wonder how it could be possible she never had been past a major's fourth round until now.

Williams, in fact, got broken just six times in the tournament, as her serve, like her ball-striking, became harder and cleaner.

On her third opportunity, the German drilled a winning return and raised her clenched fist into the clean Wimbledon sky.

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