Serena Williams reaches 10th Wimbledon final with straight sets win

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.

The German was utterly ruthless in her approach as she broke early and held her advantage, conceding just three games in the opening set. Autograph hunters, selfie-seekers, memorabilia collectors, young, old, girls and boys, asking her to smile, telling her to keep going, calling her an inspiration.

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

Serena Williams of the USA reacts during her second round match against Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova. Following the baby's delivery, Williams had a number of health issues, including a pulmonary embolism and a hematoma, which led to her having multiple surgeries.

She told BBC Sport: 'It's insane, I don't even know how to feel.

The superstar pro, looking for an eighth crown at the All England Club and 24th major title, came through 6-2, 6-4 in 70 minutes against spirited German Julia Goerges.

Williams can become the second mother in the last 38 years to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Although Williams is back in the final, this still threatens to be an extraordinary Wimbledon. "I think it's just not fair".

After hitting five aces with a serve that reached 119 miles per hour, delivering 16 winners to only seven unforced errors, and covering the court so well with speed and effort, Williams will face another German, 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber, on Saturday.

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It meant a familiar name will stand opposite Angelique Kerber in a repeat of the 2016 final, which Williams triumphed in, but the iconic American was keen to emphasize that her latest journey to the second Saturday can not be considered run of the mill.

This semi-final was billed as attack versus defence and it was the solid, reliable manner of Kerber that prevailed as she let an erratic Ostapenko, who was going for winners on nearly every shot, hand her a swathe of free points.

"This is not inevitable for me", she said.

Kerber is a former No. 1 and a two-time major champion, both coming in 2016 at the Australian Open and US Open.

The Wimbledon ladies' finals are set to have a double dose of royal glamour this weekend, as the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex are confirmed to be attending the match together on Saturday afternoon.

Williams had daughter Olympian on September 1, followed by a pulmonary embolism and being bedridden for six weeks.

But against Williams, who hit the fewest unforced errors among the four remaining players before the semifinals, she had a mountain to climb.

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.

Responding to a question about her place in the Wimbledon hierarchy, the 23-time major victor said: "If there was a Wimbledon royalty, I would like to believe I would be Wimbledon royalty because I've done pretty well here in the past". "I remember I couldn't even walk to my mail box, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final".

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