Meghan Markle to watch Serena Williams play Wimbledon

Angelique Kerber

Wimbledon, where she was made the No 25 seed despite having fallen outside the top 150 in the world, is only her fourth tournament of 2018 but she has only dropped one set on her way to the semi-finals. She had 14 winners and 10 unforced errors, while Kerber had three winners and - this was key - zero unforced errors.

The German was unable to turn that break into anything resembling a comeback, however, as Williams quickly earned three match points in the following game and converted when Gorges sent a lob long.

When Williams left the game soon after claiming her 23rd Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open, it appeared her streak might be under threat. That first game consisted of eight points: Three were unforced errors by Ostapenko, including a double-fault to begin the proceedings; the other five were winners by her, including a 100 miles per hour ace to close the hold.

Ahead of the tournament in London, Williams told "Good Morning America" that her body had changed after the baby.

'But as I said in the past couple years, I don't want to limit myself. I know it will be a full house there.

"I have a lot of respect of her as a person, but also as a tennis player".

Earlier on Centre Court, another German, Angelique Kerber, overcame Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3.

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Williams whose daughter Olympia was delivered by an emergency caesarean section on September 1, will play in the final, two months after taking a front row seat at Meghan's wedding in Windsor. Autograph hunters, selfie-seekers, memorabilia collectors, young, old, girls and boys, asking her to smile, telling her to keep going, calling her an inspiration.

United States tennis star Serena Williams has outplayed Julia Görges of Germany 6-2 6-4 to propel herself into the Wimbledon final just 10 months after giving birth to her daughter.

"Honestly, I'm just me. Yeah, I have to be ready for the match of my life".

She double-faulted on set point and Kerber, who served well and defended superbly when required to fend off Ostapenko's sporadic attacks, accelerated into a 5-1 lead.

As for her focus on winning No. 24? "I think that's what I was doing in the past". I want to get as many as I can, starting with - I still have a match to win, so I'm not even there yet'. Williams is not shy about saying she, for one, is impressed by this.

Two months ago she withdrew from her French Open last 16 match against Russia's Maria Sharapova due to health problems just hours before the encounter was planned to start.

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