She's one match from making that happen, 10 months after childbirth.
She was bed-ridden for six weeks and only returned to the tour in March. I just feel like when I don't have anything to lose, I can just play so free. "I couldn't even walk to my mail box, so for me to back in a Wimbledon final isn't normal nor is it inevitable".
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 ideal moment. Goerges, who has never been so far into a Grand Slam, showed no sign of nerves at all, despite a break-point in her first service game.
If she wins on Saturday, Williams will become the first to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish since Goolagong triumphed 38 years ago.
"There's word on the street", Williams said when asked if Meghan would attend the final.
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Rose, 28, has seen limited game time in Russian Federation , with Ashley Young being preferred in the left wingback role. I helped the side like I always do and won the ball back as much as I could.
It will be a rematch of the 2016 final, which Williams won, and the American says she will need to be at her best to beat the German 11th seed again.
Four tournaments after her pregnancy, Serena is back where he'd always wanted to be, in contention to tie Australia's Margaret Court on 24 Grand Slam singles titles, the all-time record. 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. And, well, sure, she's widely regarded as not just the best of her era, but any era.
A tight tussle looked in store at 3-3 in the first set but when Ostapenko fired a forehand long to drop serve the match quickly ran away from her.
"I'm looking forward to having the feeling again".
Williams whose daughter Olympia was delivered by an emergency caesarean section on September 1, will play in the final, two months after taking a front row seat at Meghan's wedding in Windsor.
A second break allowed her to serve for the win at 5-1 and she had a match point, only for Ostapenko to find her range and stay alive. "For me, I only see joy out of it", Williams said with a smile. I think that's what I was doing in the past, I was limiting myself.