Angelique Kerber storms into second Wimbledon final, set to face Serena Williams


"This is the only chance to beat her".

Win a Slam while preggers with twins?

Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. If she could train the baby to toss the ball in the air for her serves, she might win a couple of rounds.

Williams had to overcome medical complications both during and after the birth, with her competitive return to tennis only coming in March. Williams is playing in her fourth tournament and her second Grand Slam since missing more than a year with her pregnancy, but you'd never know it looking at her. Before you know it, like with her semi-final against Julia Goerges, it's game over.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles victor won their semi-final 6-2, 6-4 in just 70 minutes to reach her 10th Wimbledon singles final. "It's insane", she told the BBC afterward.

I think even Serena Williams will likely admit to herself that this draw was like slicing through butter.

In a testament to her remarkable longevity, the former world number one has now made at least one Grand Slam final for the last 12 years. Broken while serving for the match, she responded with more pressure, attacking the weak link she saw Georges's forehand - and eventually broke right back to clinch the win.

She is right about the insane part.

"Now for sure she had a lot of big confidence, especially after the matches she won here already". She talked about the power of walking into her matches knowing she has nothing to lose, a point of view she gained by losing nearly everything.

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We can not just see the player is in the final dropping only one set in an open field.

Venus, two years older, was the world's top player at the time. Serena has just kept piling up victories.

Serena had lost only one of her 10 previous Wimbledon semi-finals and the 11th followed a familiar script.

As Kerber strives to banish the memories of a forgettable 2017 season with a third career major to go with her 2016 Australian and US Open triumphs, Williams is eyeing an all-time record-equalling 24th grand slam singles title less than a year after having her first child.

But she didn't mean that as a criticism. To see her back, it's great.

Apparently you can not. Serena Williams, all these years later, is inevitable.

The Grand Slam legend told reporters she and Meghan "always had a wonderful friendship". And then Vinci won.

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 against Goerges, Williams will face another German, 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber, on Saturday. Williams won their last meeting, in the 2017 Wimbledon final.

In the most one-sided of Serena's Wimbledon finals, she needed just 66 minutes to demolish the out-classed Vera Zvonareva. The rash of early-round upsets removed No. 2-seed Caroline Wozniacki and No. 10 Madison Keys from Serena's quarter of the bracket. She had a daughter, Marika, in 1974 and again returned to the tour, but there would be no more Grand Slam trophy success.