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.
LONDON-Serena Williams has been saying it over and over and over: Wimbledon is only her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby.
"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. To hear people say, 'Oh, she's a favorite.' Like, the last 16 months, I've played in four tournaments and was carrying another human half that time. "I'm just enjoying every moment", Williams added. If she manages to beat Angelique Kerber for her 24th Grand Slam singles victory, it is hard to imagine what she could do for her next act. "It's such a great feeling".
After tumbling out of the top 10 a year ago, the German left-hander appears back to the blistering form that carried her to the top ranking and three major finals in 2016, including grand slam triumphs in Melbourne and NY. "It was quite tough but I'm happy to be through".
Agassi believes she can go all the way and make one massive leap over the finish line. Broken while serving for the match, she responded with more pressure, attacking the weak link she saw Georges's forehand - and eventually broke right back to clinch the win.
"This was not inevitable for me", Williams said after the match, which took 70 minutes to complete.
An avid tennis fan, Kate has attended nearly every year since becoming a royal, is patron of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, and famously had a tennis court built at her Amner Hall home.
"She won here I don't know how many times".
The Championships run from June 25 to July 15 this year, and have already played host to a range of famous faces from the Duke of Kent to Gerard Piqué.
"This is as well as she has played, period, in her career", said nine-time Wimbledon singles champion Martina Navratilova, commentating for the BBC.
Jul 12, 2018; London, United Kingdom; Serena Williams (USA) celebrates match point during her match against Julia Goerges (GER) on day 10 at All England Lawn and Croquet Club. "Doing a plank was near impossible at the start but I'm getting better now". But this time Georges held, and perhaps recognising she had nothing to lose, turned up the aggression to set up three break-points, converting the last with an impressive putaway.
Williams, seems to have taken the lead from her 10-month daughter in her approach to her comeback that has taken her to a 10th Wimbledon final.