Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon final months after returning from maternity leave

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At the 2016 Australian Open, Williams was attempting to tie Steffi Graf's Open era record with major win no. 22, but it was Kerber who left Melbourne with a Grand Slam title, beating Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the final.

"It is a completely new match [this year]", Kerber said after defeating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals Thursday.

Saturday's final will be a re-match of the 2016 showpiece, which Williams won.

In a testament to her remarkable longevity, the former world number one has now made at least one Grand Slam final for the last 12 years. That is the kind of mistake Kerber can not afford to make again Saturday, when she faces Williams for the eighth time in her career, and only the second time on grass. "But when she plays against players when she has time, I think she's doing winners and she's going for the shots".

By the time a Goerges drop-shot drifted into net to present Serena with the decisive break in the sixth game of the second set, the contest had already been sapped of any drama and moments later the title favourite was waving to the crowd in celebration. But she struck back immediately and looked to the sky when an attempted lob from Gorges flew out to give her the victory.

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Serena will go into her 30th Grand Slam final - her first since winning the 2017 Australian Open - holding a 6-2 lead in her head to head record against Kerber.

Serena Williams has been saying it over and over and over: Wimbledon is only her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby.

"Seeing her back, it's great", said Kerber, who has lost six of eight previous matches against Williams. This is not inevitable for me, I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it to be honest. "There was a time I could barely walk to my mailbox", said Williams.

The 36-year-old American, who experienced life-threatening complications after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr last September, faces Angelique Kerber in the Ladies' final on Saturday. 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.

Evonne Goolagong lifted the trophy in 1980, three years after having her first child. "We saw that she improved every single match she's playing here".

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"I'm really happy and proud to be in a Grand Slam final".

"It's no secret I had a super tough delivery". She played so brilliantly, moving around the court so well and hitting with such power that at some point, we stopped thinking about her as a woman overcoming improbable odds and instead started expecting the results of a player who had won six of the previous 10 Grand Slams she contested before announcing to the world she was pregnant.

The final tally told the story: Ostapenko had far more winners, 30-10, but also far more unforced errors, 36-7. "Maybe one or two rounds but I got news for ya, the rest of the field is more anxious about her being about not seeded than she is".

Ostapenko saved a match point in the seventh and gained one break back, but it was not enough.

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