Wimbledon 2018: Kerber, Serena set to reprise 2016 showdown

Wimbledon 2018: Kerber, Serena set to reprise 2016 showdown

'This was not inevitable for me, I had a really hard pregnancy and I had to have multiple surgeries, I nearly didn't make it.

Victory on Saturday would increase the 36-year-old American's grand slam tally to 24, equalling the all-time record held by Margaret Court. "If Serena Williams enters the 2018 U.S. Open, the USTA will recognize her accomplishments, recognize her return to the workplace and will seed her, regardless of what her ranking is". I didn't think I would be doing this just 15 months after. Autograph hunters, selfie-seekers, memorabilia collectors, young, old, girls and boys, asking her to smile, telling her to keep going, calling her an inspiration.

Wimbledon continues Friday with the men's semifinals: Rafael Nadal playing Novak Djokovic for a 52nd time, most between two men in the Open Era (Djokovic leads 26-25), and American John Isner against South African Kevin Anderson in a match of first-time Wimbledon semifinalists.

"Serena is the one who you want to play, who you want to get the experience from", said the German, whose previous five visits to the All England Club had ended in first-round defeats.

Across the net, she will find that same Angelique Kerber whom she defeated in her last title-match appearance on the Centre Court at Wimbledon.

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Although Williams is back in the final, this still threatens to be an extraordinary Wimbledon. When serving for the match, Williams fell behind 0-40, and Goerges broke on her third opportunity with a flashing forehand, slammed deep into the far corner. She's been excellent this Wimbledon, although it wasn't easy late against the stubborn Ostapenko.

But Williams, who looked disappointed but still unruffled as he has been right through the tournament - so serene that a journalist couldn't resist asking whether this had something to do with motherhood - reeled off the next four points to break right back and win the match. Until then, Goerges, the first seeded player Williams faced these two weeks, showed she was capable of trading power from the baseline and big serves with Williams. I know that sounds weird, but I don't.

"She brings her "A game" in a lot of important moments", Goerges said.

In the first set, the experienced Kerber broke twice while the only break-point Ostapenko earned was when she was leading 3-2. "We saw that she improved every single match she's playing here". I know that I have to play my best tennis in the final.

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