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"It would be really special to win", said the two-time Grand Slam champion. She remained on bed rest for several weeks afterward, unable to train until the end of the year. 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 mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final. I don't know. There's word on the street", added the 36-year-old.

Williams was in control from the outset against 13th seed Gorges, who was making her Grand Slam semi-final debut.

Saturday's final will be a re-match of the 2016 showpiece, which Williams won.

While its the pair's first royal outing as a twosome, it won't be Meghan's first visit to Wimbledon: she previously attended the event in 2016 to cheer on her longtime friend, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena.

The Duchess of Cambridge is Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and a keen tennis fan, so it's no surprise she will be taking a break from her maternity leave to make an appearance at the ladies' finals. But the American discovered to be human and double faulted as Goerges played her best shots of the match to create her first break point chances.

Nobody in the women's draw has been hitting a bigger forehand than Ostapenko - with a 73mph average - which is indicative of her all-out attacking nature.

"I was expecting a few more baby steps myself", she said. "In case no one's told you yet today, I want to remind you that you are greater than your circumstances", she wrote two days out, as if aware she was building up to something worth commemorating.

Serena Williams says she will be "ready for the match of her life" when she faces Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

She has dropped just one set at this Wimbledon, against Camila Giorgi in the quarter-finals, and has served the second fastest serve at 122mph - just behind sister Venus' 123mph delivery.

"I'm looking forward to having the feeling again".

Serena Williams is back, for real.

U.S. tennis star Serena Williams has outplayed Julia Görges of Germany 6-2 6-4 to propel herself into the Wimbledon final just 10 months after giving birth to her daughter. "For me, I only see joy out of it", Williams said with a smile. That's what I'm doing.


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