Her crosscourt forehand burned the German, who failed to get around it with that big swing. She was ranked No. 1 when she took her maternity leave and was ranked 183rd in the world after returning to the tour in March.
"When I don't have anything to lose, I can just play so free and that's what I'm doing". So I remember I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final.
Kerber upset Williams in the 2016 Australian Open final, one of two Williams losses in her 12 Grand Slam finals since the start of 2012.
Serena Williams celebrates after winning against Italy's Camila Giorgi during their women's singles quarter-final match on the eighth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, July 10, 2018.
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The boys who were rescued on Sunday were strong and safe but needed to undergo detailed medical checks, he said. Earlier Monday, Narongsak said the four rescued the day before were in good spirits.
Williams will be seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title and her first since giving birth in September. She's coming back and for me also I'm coming back from 2017.
From the moment she arrived at All England - heck, before she stepped Nike to perennial rye - the aura around Williams felt different than in her previous three tournaments.
"I still have a match to win", she said.
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The center-back will be key to limiting England's threat from set pieces and will be a useful weapon in the opposition box, too. On the other side of the fence, Mosman Park's Western Knights Soccer Club are equally fired up to watch Croatia in action.
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. 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.
"It wasn't as tight as I was used to", she said last month.
'I think that's a good thing because, you know, I put so much pressure on myself when I was trying to get to 18, then the rest, it was so much. "Having to deal with pulmonary embolisms is more mentally challenging because if I have a pain in my leg, I automatically go to the worst-case scenario".
Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles victor and seven times at Wimbledon, advanced to Saturday's Wimbledon final with a 6-2, 6-4 win over German Julia Görges on Thursday. "So do I", Williams said.
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They started the tournament with little hope and there were genuine fears that they could go out in the group stage. In the first halftime, we should have had more control of the ball, while in the second half we were dominant.
"I don't want to limit myself", Williams said.
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