Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Serena Williams to face Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon Ladies' final

Serena Williams to face Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon Ladies' final

Her attendance was hinted at by close pal Serena Williams, who when asked by an on-court reporter whether Meghan would attend, Serena suggested she may on one condition - that she is "winning".

Her daughter Olympia was born in September but Williams then underwent emergency surgery to prevent life-threatening blood clots.

"It's insane. I don't even know how to feel, you know, because literally, I didn't expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back", Williams said.

For Kerber, it was clear right from the opening game how things were going to go against Ostapenko.

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The final tally told the story: Ostapenko had far more winners, 30-10, but also far more unforced errors, 36-7.

Kerber lost to Serena Williams in the 2016 final and could face a rematch with the seven-time champion, who is due next on Centre Court against 13th-seeded Julia Goerges.

Kensington Palace has confirmed new mother Kate will tag along with the American to see her bosom buddy Serena Williams's clash with Angelique Kerber of the final this weekend. The Latvian plays an aggressive brand of first-strike tennis that carried her to the 2017 French Open title as an unseeded 20-year-old.

The 2017 French Open champion hasn't lost a set en route to her last-four meeting with two-time Grand Slam victor Angelique Kerber.

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A tight tussle looked in store at 3-3 in the first set but when Ostapenko fired a forehand long to drop serve the match quickly ran away from her. I had multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it when I gave birth. Williams won that for a second consecutive title at the All England Club, then sat out the grass-court tournament past year while pregnant, part of a 16-month gap between majors. "These are the matches I was working for as a kid and to be in the final at Wimbledon is great".

The 25th seeded American downed German 13th seed Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 to book her place in her 30th Grand Slam final. "So I'm taking everything as it is and just enjoying every moment".

Though she composed herself at the start of the second, a drop-shot agonisingly clipped the net before dropping back onto her own side as Williams clinched the break. She won the grass-court tournament the last two times she played it, in 2015 and 2016, before missing it a year ago while pregnant.

A second break allowed her to serve for the win at 5-1 and she had a match point, only for Ostapenko to find her range and stay alive.

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