And Kerber, who has just two wins over her in eight meetings, knows she can not underestimate her current level.
"I think she's the best player".
Let others shrug at this latest accomplishment, as if all it signified were merely another chance at another in a long line of trophies. Williams paused, realizing she, too, was getting ahead of herself.
"I didn't expect to play this well so quickly into my comeback", Williams said after the match.
Serena Williams demonstrated that having a baby had not robbed her of any of her phenomenal tennis skills when she became the first mother in 38 years to reach the Wimbledon final, with a 6-2 6-4 demolition of Germany'sJulia Goerges on Thursday. Autograph hunters, selfie-seekers, memorabilia collectors, young, old, girls and boys, asking her to smile, telling her to keep going, calling her an inspiration. Every year for a couple years she comes out to Wimbledon, has supported me.
In comparison, there were just seven errors off the racket of Kerber and that tells the story of where the encounter was won.
"Whatever happens, honestly", Williams said, "it's an incredible effort from me".
Prowling the baseline, Williams was aggressive and precise with her groundstrokes, keeping Goerges pinned back and working hard just to remain in rallies.
Williams' movement is far from the best on tour but her game is so well oiled that it does not matter, her ability to control proceedings ensuring she was always perfectly placed to unleash another groundstroke.
The former world number one will be seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title when she faces Angelique Kerber in Saturday's showpiece.
Kerber did not dictate much, content to let 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko determine the outcome of almost every point. In addition, this was Williams' 20th consecutive victory at Wimbledon, a run which has taken her to the title in her last two appearances. Williams gave birth to a daughter in September.
"This is not inevitable for me". I had a tough delivery, multiple surgeries.
'I remember when I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal to be in a Wimbledon final'. She's also won her past 15 Grand Slam matches since the start of the 2017 Australian Open, which she won while pregnant.
As top seed after top seed failed to advance past the early rounds, Serena sailed, dropping only one set in six matches.
There were moments when watching Goerges made it easy to wonder how it could be possible she never had been past a major's fourth round until now.
"I still have a match to win", she said.
To the crowd's delight, the Latvian came back strongly winning one of the three break points she had in the next game and then holding her own to reduce the margin to 3-5.
The whole Good Morning Britain team donned their waistcoats to cheer on the England side on Wednesday morning. As England's semi-final match against Croatia looms residents across Somerset are getting ready to go wild.
We have two days to prepare. "We will go into this final to win it as we have still not gotten over the  final". Robert Prosinecki, a member of the 1998 squad, said: "I would so much like that they be better than us.
There was a look of glee in Del Potro's sometimes sad eyes, and his lumbering between-points walk had a bit more energy to it. Del Potro let two break-back points slip in the sixth game and then forced Nadal to save three more breaks for 5-3.
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He also said that he would be flying to Russian Federation to watch the final, adding: "I'm just waiting on my visa. No trophy this time but it feels like the start of something every Englishman could get used to".
Writing in The Sun , arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg denounced the Chequers deal as "a dud" which "will not deliver Brexit". But leading Eurosceptic Bernard Jenkin played down the prospects of more walkouts from Mrs May's administration.
Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris has reached hurricane strength while moving away from the USA coast in the Atlantic. Storm swells generated by Chris will be hitting North Carolina and other mid-Atlantic states over the next few days.
Tintin and Asterix have always been rivals in the world of the comic strips for both are popular for their entertainment and art. But the 27-year-old burst onto center stage in knockout matches as Martinez pushed him into a more attacking position.
It was a family affair for the Middletons, who all stepped out on Monday afternoon to celebrate Prince Louis' christening . It's a replica of the 1841 original which was commissioned by Queen Victoria for her firstborn, Princess Victoria.
Roaring cheers greeted the helicopters flying overhead carrying the kids and their coach to a hospital 35 miles away. We ask to pray that this operation is a success. "We love each other". "I'm hoping for good news".
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ICO, which does not normally publish its findings, said it would give the public another update on its investigation in October. A Facebook spokeswoman said the company was cooperating fully with an investigation by Australia's privacy commissioner.
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But now the team stand just one match away from having the chance to emulate England's World Cup-winning team of 1966. Croatia's only defeat in six World Cup knockout games was against eventual champion France in the 1998 semifinal.
While the match was a one-sided affair, there was one moment during the first set that really impressed fan on the stands. The 36-year old will meet eighth seed Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Zsa Zsa , the floppy-tongued bulldog from Minnesota who won the World's Ugliest Dog contest just last month, has reportedly died. Zsa Zsa and her family made a long road trip to compete in the World's Ugliest Dog contest, which is held in Petaluma, Calif.
If not for that alliance, Nixon said, Democrats could have been in power and the measure already would have become law. This is the time where every New Yorker has to say, you're not taking women's right to reproductive rights away.
Three Lions is on course to hit number one in the United Kingdom singles chart on Friday, confirms the Official Charts Company. Fighting for the chance to take on France in the final, England scored yet another set piece goal just minutes into the match.
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