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Serena rolls past Goerges to return to Wimbledon final

13 July 2018

Two months ago she withdrew from her French Open last 16 match against Russia's Maria Sharapova due to health problems just hours before the encounter was planned to start.

The 36-year-old will be the first mother to compete in a Wimbledon final since Australia's Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

The American is quite the queen of Centre Court, whether she's swinging her racket or engaging with the fandom.

A jubilant Williams was back giving the crowd a one-arm raised victory twirl after reaching a 10th Wimbledon final when her opponent swiped a lob behind the baseline.

Four tournaments after her pregnancy, Serena is back where he'd always wanted to be, in contention to tie Australia's Margaret Court on 24 Grand Slam singles titles, the all-time record.

The engagement will be a chance for Meghan to catch up with her friend Serena Williams, who has won the tournament seven times and is taking on Angelique Kerber in this year's final.

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

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"This is not inevitable for me", said Williams, who gave birth in September.

"I don't think it's the right thing to do", Dominika Cibulkova told the BBC before the decision came down. "These are the matches I was working for as a kid and to be in the final at Wimbledon is great". Williams beat Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in their last meeting in the 2016 Wimbledon final and said she's been watching the German play well the last two weeks.

'But as I said in the past couple years, I don't want to limit myself. "It'll be a good match".

In both sets Goerges was broken in the sixth game, surrendering each with an error on break point. She'll play for her eighth singles title against Angelique Kerber. The American, who didn't face breakpoint until late in the semifinal clash, then served out handily for a 5-2 lead.

The German was unable to turn that break into anything resembling a comeback, however, as Williams quickly earned three match points in the following game and converted when Gorges sent a lob long.

However, unforced errors were her downfall and particularly costly given Williams' unerring accuracy and solid service games.

At the beginning of the match, it seemed as if it may just work with the crowd-pleasing Ostapenko mixing her big boisterous hitting with some drop shots, as if to signal that she has soft hands as well.

Serena rolls past Goerges to return to Wimbledon final