Angelique Kerber seeks revenge against Serena Williams: 'I am coming back'


'I think it doesn't matter against who she is playing. With 23 major singles titles to her credit, Williams could easily have chose to call it a career at age 36.

'She's trying to, yeah, playing like she played the years before where she won the big matches.

Champion in 2015 and 2016 before missing previous year while pregnant, Williams' victory extended her winning streak on the famous London grass to 20 matches.

"I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal to be in a Wimbledon final". "I'm just enjoying every moment", Williams added. Williams faces Kerber again Saturday, but a lot has happened since that last match.

Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates defeating Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their women's singles semi-finals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Kerber avenged her losses to the likes of Kasatkina and Osaka, and she was enormous against Ostapenko.

Williams is not one for doing things quietly during a career that has earned her 23 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic gold medals and more than $85 million dollars in prize money.

There are potential parallels.

"Even if you do break her (serve), you encounter a fresh problem: you make Serena mad - and she likes to retaliate immediately".

The 23-time major victor can match the Australian legend's total of Slam titles on Saturday, though Williams already holds the record for most Open Era crowns won. But Williams said that she had not been thinking about it here. The Heart, because of her extraordinary desire to keep testing herself against the best, even as a 36-year-old with a 10-month daughter at home.

It was the 33-year-old's 21st Grand Slam title and third of 2015.

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"I don't want to limit myself", Williams said. "It's just a number". "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".

The two Duchesses will attend the Ladies' Singles Final on Saturday, their first official royal appearance together without William and Harry.

"Top of the heap, " Evert said. "When Gorges stepped it up and broke, she comes right back breaking to love", gushed Navratilova.

"I didn't know I would have such kind of traumatic thoughts, especially now that I have a daughter". She's a champion. That's why she is there where she is now'. You have wife. You have a mother.

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.

For 29-year-old Goerges, Thursday's outing was not completely a lost cause because despite the mauling, she had finally made it to a semi-final at one of the four majors - albeit on her 42nd attempt. But when Goeges' final shot soared long, Williams did not roar with relief or release. She has since given birth to son Charlie and has not called time on her career yet.

Nearly decade older than Ostapenko, the 30-year-old's experience and patient waiting game paid rich dividends as Kerber only offered up seven mistakes from her end. She was unable to take advantage of her opponent's sub-80 miles per hour serves. "Every day is different, " Evert said.

She is by far the most risky player the American has faced so far this fortnight and is on something of a comeback trail herself after a slump in 2017.

She was bed-ridden for 6 weeks and only returned to the tour in March.