Wimbledon 2018: 'Come on, guys, this is pretty awesome', says Serena Williams

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Williams is 23-6 in Grand Slam finals, and Kerber is responsible for handing her one of those rare defeats, at the 2016 Australian Open.

"It's insane. I don't even know how to feel because I literally didn't think I'd do this well in my 4th tournament back", Williams said ahead of Saturday's final, July 14.

Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams' coach of six years, has had an open and casual relationship with the press in the past, speaking freely about Williams play and, more recently, her comeback. I had to have multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it to be honest.

"Whatever happens, honestly it's an incredible effort from me", the 36-year-old Williams said, "and good motivation to keep going for the rest of my career".

Serena Williams will chase her 24th Grand Slam title against Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final.

The 30-year-old hit only 10 winners but that was all it took to get the job done as Latvian 12th seed Ostapenko shot herself in the foot with 36 unforced errors.

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Referencing her dismal form a year ago, Kerber added: "2017 is over and I'm really happy about that".

Despite that, Williams is glad to be back performing at the top level after a measure of disappointment at her previous displays.

She's been excellent this Wimbledon, although it wasn't easy late against the stubborn Ostapenko.

After giving birth to daughter Olympia last September, Williams dealt with issues including blood clots, and she's been wearing compression leggings this fortnight as a precaution.

"It doesn't matter if you're a tennis player or a working mum, the balance can be a struggle." said Kim Clijsters, who was the last of three mothers to win a Grand Slam title.

"It was quite tough but I'm happy to be through". She was unable to find the court. But Williams said that she had not been thinking about it here.

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Kerber had beaten Williams in the Australian Open final in January, but the German couldn't produce another shock.

"Not even once, actually, " she said. "It's all about opening a small window and taking that chance because, once she gets going, it's lights out".

Once criticised by some for making the women's game predictable with her dominance, Williams has won people over by sharing her vulnerabilities and now stands close to a fairytale ending. She had a daughter, Marika, in 1974 and again returned to the tour, but there would be no more Grand Slam trophy success.

Thumping ground strokes and firing off booming serves, Williams rushed to a 5-2 lead, and took the first set in 33 minutes as she broke her opponent for a second time. In the week leading up to her first-round match against Viktoriya Tomova, Williams posted a daily countdown on Instagram that included flashback Wimbledon photos and uplifting sentiments. "It's not inevitable for me to be playing like this". It was tough. There was a time where I could barely walk to my mailbox.

There have been five different winners of the five majors since then - two of whom were ranked 47th (Jelena Ostapenko, 2017 French Open) and 83rd (Sloane Stephens, 2017 US Open) at the time - while the same number of players have held the number one ranking, including Kerber.

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