Serena Williams cruises into 10th Wimbledon final

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Serena Williams is not focused on simply matching and breaking Margaret Court's all-time Grand Slam record - she wants to smash it.

The Duchess of Sussex will cheer on Serena Williams who has reached her 10th Wimbledon women's singles final - just ten months after almost dying during childbirth.

"I am really happy and proud to be back in the grand slam final".

In September 2017, she gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia, an experience which she later described as life-threatening and detailed complications she faced from a pulmonary embolism and a host of surgeries to prevent blood clots spreading to her lungs.

The set looked to be following the same pattern as the first-Gorges had yet to earn a single break point in the entire match as she struggled to challenge Williams' serve-but the 29-year-old finally did so as Williams attempted to serve for the match.

That enjoyment was clear to see as she dashed Goerges's hopes of setting up an all-German final with Angelique Kerber in 70 unforgiving minutes.

Kerber, who spent 34 weeks at world number one in 2016 and 2017, could be set for a rematch with Williams if the seven-time champion can get past Julia Goerges in the second semi-final.

"It's insane. I don't even know how to feel because I literally didn't think I'd do this well in my fourth tournament back in 16 months", said the American, who won the 2017 Australian Open while in the early stages of her pregnancy.

"I don't have anything to lose and I feel I can play so free". This is not inevitable for me, I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it to be honest. "I'm just enjoying every moment". "I literally didn't expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back in 16 months".

I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final. "I know that she is always pushing you to the limits".

The other semifinal sees two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber take on 2017 French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko.

"Whatever happens, honestly", Williams said, "it's an incredible effort from me". Especially at Wimbledon, where she's one victory from an eighth championship. There was one brief blip to come: Williams got broken for the only time while serving for the match at 5-3. Both players advanced to the final with a relatively comfortable straight-set win in their respective semifinal matches.

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