Angelique Kerber seeks revenge against Serena Williams: 'I am coming back'

Angelique Kerber in action

Angelique Kerber in action

In Saturday's final, Williams, 36, will compete against another German player, No. 11 seed Angelique Kerber, herself a two-time Grand Slam champion.

Just 10 months after giving birth in traumatic circumstances and four tournaments into her return, Serena Williams stands on the brink of rewriting the history books once more.

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

"I think it's fantastic that she's even had time and made the effort [to get back to that level]", she said.

I don't have anything to lose and I feel I can play so free. "I nearly didn't make it a few years ago", she said. "I was not even trying to serve a second serve because that was pointless - so I was just going for first serve constantly", she said.

A victory will give her an 8th Wimbledon title and 24th Grand Slam crown, taking her level with Margaret Court's all-time mark. "I guess it's the first one that is hard to know if she'll win multiple Slams, but the first one is hard to know".

The erratic Ostapenko, who put up a fight in the final stages of the match, produced 30 winners but was eventually undone by 36 unforced errors.

Referencing her dismal form previous year, Kerber added: "2017 is over and I'm really happy about that".

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

Williams duly raced to victory, delighting the packed Centre Court crowd with a display that confirms the 36-year-old is nearing her best form at the flawless moment.

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"It was quite tough but I'm happy to be through". "It's interesting", Serena said of her Wimbledon run over the last fortnight.

Whatever the duo is doing, it's working - Williams will face Angelique Kerber in the finals on Saturday.

She has been at the top for a generation, since she beat Martina Hingis aged 17 in the 1999 US Open final.

She's also a little more preoccupied with spending time with her 10-month-old baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. In the week leading up to her first-round match against Viktoriya Tomova, Williams posted a daily countdown on Instagram that included flashback Wimbledon photos and uplifting sentiments. I felt like when I played on Court Three, for example, the shots I was hitting were more effective than the shots I was hitting today. I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final. Or, more to the point on this afternoon, how such a stinging serve and big groundstrokes didn't help her avoid first-round exits each of the past five years at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon continues Friday with the men's semifinals: Rafael Nadal playing Novak Djokovic for a 52nd time, most between two men in the Open Era (Djokovic leads 26-25), and American John Isner against South African Kevin Anderson in a match of first-time Wimbledon semifinalists.

Her once tiresome news conferences have been livened up by her willingness to talk about being a mum, candid descriptions of her childbirth complications, and being upset at missing her daughter's first steps because she was training.

Williams took the wheel early when she broke Gorges' serve in the fifth game of the first set.

In a testament to her remarkable longevity, the former world number one has now made at least one Grand Slam final for the last 12 years.

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