Kerber books place in a second Wimbledon final

Hope Soto
July 13, 2018

That first game consisted of eight points: Three were unforced errors by Ostapenko, including a double-fault to begin the proceedings; the other five were winners by her, including a 100 miles per hour ace to close the hold. That's what I'm doing. That's wildly impressive. Believe me, I know she wants to go out there and win. "She's a good grass-court player and is going really well" Williams added.

A gamble with a drop shot from beyond the baseline against break point that failed to pay off exemplified the confidence of Grand Slam semifinal debutant Goerges, who is enjoying the form of her career after making big decisions to try to achieve what she felt capable of.

"She knew how to win that match by her experience, and".

Kerber didn't have her serve broken once in the first set and defied a crowd that was very pro-Ostapenko towards the end of the match. In her last visit to SW19, Williams beat Kerber for the 2016 title.

All of the time away pushed someone who's spent more than 300 weeks ranked No. 1 down the rankings - she began Wimbledon at 181st, but was seeded 25th on account of her past success - and no one could quite be sure how the American would fare over these two weeks.

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"A lot of people were saying, 'Oh, she should be in the final, '" the 36-year-old Williams said.

Wimbledon is just her fourth tournament since she signed off the tour with the 2017 Australian Open title. Williams has won 23 Grand Slams, one shy of Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 singles Grand Slam titles.

'I remember when I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal to be in a Wimbledon final'. She went on a half-hour run in which she took the last four games of the first set and took a 3-0 lead in the second. The American, who didn't face breakpoint until late in the semifinal clash, then served out handily for a 5-2 lead.

The victory over Goerges extended Williams' winning streak at Wimbledon to 20 matches, dating to the start of the 2015 edition.

Serena Williams has reached her 10th final at Wimbledon, 30th at all Grand Slam tournaments - and first since having a baby a little more than 10 months ago. "In a way, it's by far the toughest, but in a way it's by far the best". "For me it's such a great feeling to be back in the final, playing again on Centre Court", said the German, who seems to have pulled herself together after a poor last season. "I'm happy and proud to be back in a Grand Slam final, it's what I was working for since I was in a kid".

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