Don’t call it a comeback, but it feels like one after a rocky year of health scares for Serena Williams who beat Julia Görges 6-2, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals and now stands at one win away from her eighth championship.
“It’s crazy. 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 according to ESPN.
“I just feel like when I don’t have anything to lose, I just can play so free, and that’s kind of what I’m doing.”
Let’s go ahead and get this over with Serena!
Williams is gearing up to clinch her 24th grand slam and probably the sweetest victory of all following the birth of her 10-month-old baby girl Alexis Ohanian. Williams had quite a few twists and turns and this proved to be a tough year for the tennis star who seeded 25th in the tournament after her pregnancy hiatus. (Not to mention that she had to fight for that position after she was dropped to 183rd place!)
The tables have now turned in her favor and rightfully so.
“This is not inevitable for me,” Serena Williams said, alluding to the serious postpartum health problems she faced after giving birth.
“I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and almost didn’t make it, to be honest. I couldn’t even walk to my mailbox, so it’s definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final.”
Williams is proud of her accomplishments and the fight ahead on the court.
“Whatever happens, honestly it’s an incredible effort from me,” the 36-year-old Williams said, “and good motivation to keep going for the rest of my career.”
Serena Williams will face 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber, on Saturday.
You better believe, it’s about to go down!