Serena Williams makes Wimbledon final, 10 months after childbirth

Serena Williams makes Wimbledon final, 10 months after childbirth

Let others shrug at this latest accomplishment, as if all it signified were merely another chance at another in a long line of trophies.

But Serena had already made her mark on the tournament this year before she ever stepped foot on Centre Court.

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

Williams is playing her fourth tournament since becoming a mother and is now the favourite to win the title.

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.

Williams, seems to have taken the lead from her 10-month daughter in her approach to her comeback that has taken her to a 10th Wimbledon final. "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".

"Whatever happens, honestly", Williams said, "it's an incredible effort from me".

In the final, Williams will play Angelique Kerber after the German's 6-3, 6-3 win over Jelena Ostapenko. "She's coming back. For me, I'm coming back from 2017", Kerber said.

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The former world number one will be seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title when she faces Angelique Kerber in Saturday's showpiece. In her last visit to SW19, Williams beat Kerber for the 2016 title.

Williams had daughter Olympian on September 1, followed by a pulmonary embolism and being bedridden for six weeks. "I've played tennis for over 30 years, so I'm so used to [being] incredibly fit".

Her first Grand Slam tournament back was the French Open, where she won three matches before withdrawing last month because of an injured chest muscle.

"This is not inevitable for me". This is not inevitable for me, I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it to be honest. "These are the matches I was working for as a kid and to be in the final at Wimbledon is great". Now for sure she had a lot of big confidence, especially after the matches she won here already.

Will Serena match Court's record?

When Williams left the game soon after claiming her 23rd Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open, it appeared her streak might be under threat.

"I'm glad no one told me at the time I was going through that".

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

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