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It's crazy: Serena Williams on entering Wimbledon final

London: Former World No.1 Serena Williams thrashed Germany's Julia Gorges 6-2 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon final for the tenth time in her career on Thursday. The twenty three-time grand slam champion will take on Germany's Angelique Kerber, who defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-3 in the other semi-final.

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Saturday's final will be a repeat of 2016 Wimbledon final, which Williams won.

Serena, who only returned to the tour in March, having "almost died" giving birth to her daughter last September, played some vintage tennis against 13th seed Gorges, who was making her Grand Slam semi-final debut.
After the match, Williams said "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."

"I don't have anything to lose and I feel I can play so free. That's what I'm doing.
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"This is not inevitable for me, I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it to be honest. I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final.

"I'm enjoying every moment."

Despite her maternity leave, Serena is into a grand slam final for the 12th consecutive year.



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