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'It's crazy': Serena shocked by making 10th Wimbledon final
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'It's crazy': Serena shocked by making 10th Wimbledon final

Published by , Thursday 07/12/18 18:00

Serena Williams said "it's crazy" that she has managed to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, 10 months after life-saving surgery which followed her pregnancy.

The 36-year-old American eased past Germany's Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 and will face another German, Angelique Kerber in Saturday's final, her 30th Grand Slam championship match.

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

Victory on Saturday will give her an eighth Wimbledon title and 24th Grand Slam crown, taking her level with Margaret Court's all-time mark.

It's a staggering achievement for Williams, who defeated Kerber in the 2016 final before sitting out the 2017 tournament to prepare for parenthood.

Her daughter Olympia was born in September but Williams then underwent emergency surgery to prevent life-threatening blood clots.

She was bed-ridden for six weeks and only returned to the tour in March.

"This is not inevitable for me, I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it to be honest," said Williams after her semi-final victory on Thursday.

"I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final. I'm just enjoying every moment."

Seeded 25 this year and with a world ranking of 181, Williams insists she will be the underdog against Kerber on Saturday despite boasting a 6-2 career lead over the 30-year-old left-hander.

"I don't have anything to lose and I feel I can play so free. That's what I'm doing," said Williams.

Source: AFP

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Looks like #340 in a world gave Murray pretty haRd time. By the time, if he even regains his form it'll be time to retire.
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Monfils fulfilled his potential. He's a first real clown to become a first real tennis player
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Naomi is such an adorable "Japanese" tennis queen. I think the word haafu is an insulting derogatory term, when will this ever end? I guess TT has never heard of Rev. Dr. King. Anyway I hope she keeps playing like this to take over that great number 1 ranking and sustains it. I can't wait to watch her ascent. But chk this TT, the only real "🌎" tennis queen is Mrs. Serena J. Williams, "represent"!!
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Yes ...,Yes.,Yes!!!😀
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