Wimbledon 2018: 'Come on, guys, this is pretty awesome', says Serena Williams

Kerber's at full stretch to make a return

Kerber's at full stretch to make a return

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

In the past, Williams has often looked to be exorcising personal demons in the latter stages of major tournaments - the power in her strokes matched by the fire in her eyes.

"In a way, it's by far the toughest year for me, but in a way it's by far the best".

"It's insane. I don't even know how to feel, you know, because literally, I didn't expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back", Williams, 36, said, according to the Associated Press.

If she beats Angelique Kerber in Saturday's Wimbledon final, she will equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 grand slam singles titles. That's why she is there where she is now.' About Kerber, Serena said: 'It's her second final in three years, is that right? "For me it's such a pleasure and a joy because, you know, less than a year ago, I was going through so much stuff". Especially now that I have a daughter, I want to be around as long as I can to support her. Kerber's resilience and consistency versus Jelena Ostapenko's capricious ways, a maddening mix of brilliance and error that has shaped a career of highs and lows, of unexpected victories and even more unforeseen defeats.

Kerber let 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko determine the outcome of almost every point. Ostapenko: Winners (30), Unforced Errors (36); Kerber: Winners (10), Unforced Errors (7).

Kerber had beaten Williams in the Australian Open final in January, but the German couldn't produce another shock. She won the grass-court tournament the last two times she played it, in 2015 and 2016, before missing it past year while pregnant.

If the American can lift the title at the All England Club, it would represent a remarkable comeback after the birth of her daughter last September.

"I made that commitment to not speak", he told the Times earlier this week.

"Being here and having an opportunity to play is super great for me". "I had a really tough delivery. and nearly didn't make it, to be honest", Williams said. On Saturday, they will meet in a major final for the third consecutive time, having split their last two meetings, with Kerber besting Serena at the 2016 Australian Open final and Serena exacting revenge at Wimbledon six months later.

"I'm happy and proud to be in another Grand Slam final, I will just try to play like I did and just focus on my game".

The first of the two matches on Centre Court seemed to hold more promise given the contrasting styles of the two players.

Despite that, Williams is glad to be back performing at the top level after a measure of disappointment at her previous displays.

But she has not had it easy.

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There was one brief blip to come: Williams got broken for the only time while serving for the match at 5-3. Suddenly, Williams' place in another All England Club final began to seem all but assured - while also feeling like entirely too much to expect so soon.

When asked about the change, Williams said, "I don't know".