Super-Mom Serena into 10th Wimbledon final

Super-Mom Serena into 10th Wimbledon final

Williams isn't taking her time at Wimbledon for granted, noting in a post-game interview that she "didn't expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back".

A win in two sets against Julia Goerges, saw Serena Williams reach the Wimbledon final for the tenth time in her career. Every day I had to have a new surgery, and it was because all of the blood issues I have, I was really touch and go for a minute ... Earlier on Centre Court, another German, Angelique Kerber, overcame Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3.

'But as I said in the past couple years, I don't want to limit myself. "I know that she is always pushing you to the limits".

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). The two faced-off in the 2016 finals, where Williams was victorious.

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. I lost count after, like, four surgeries because I was in so many surgeries.

Having fallen from a year-end ranking of World No.1 in 2016 out of the Top 20 in 2017, Angelique Kerber has had a resurgence this year, compiling a 38-10 Tour-level record in 2018 and reaching at least the quarterfinals in 10 of her 12 tournaments (the exceptions being a second-round retirement in Stuttgart to Anett Kontaveit and a first-round loss in Mallorca to Alison Riske).

"Yeah, I think she is coming back, for sure". "I had a really tough delivery, and I had to have multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it, to be honest".

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.

Serena Williams won the point 87 percent of the time she landed her first serve in Thursday's semifinals. "It's not inevitable for me to be playing like this".

"I'm glad no one told me at the time I was going through that". When serving for the match, Williams fell behind 0-40, and Goerges broke on her third opportunity with a flashing forehand, slammed deep into the far corner.

"To be perfectly honest, I haven't thought about that this tournament".

"Serena is the one who you want to play, who you want to get the experience from", said the German, whose previous five visits to the All England Club had ended in first-round defeats.