It meant a familiar name will stand opposite Angelique Kerber in a repeat of the 2016 final, which Williams triumphed in, but the iconic American was keen to emphasize that her latest journey to the second Saturday can not be considered run of the mill.
Kerber earlier beat Latvian 12th seed and 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-3 in Thursday's first semi-final. "That's why she is there where she is now", Kerber said of Williams. Victory on Saturday would increase the 36-year-old American's grand slam tally to 24, equalling the all-time record held by Margaret Court. This is not inevitable for me, I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it to be honest.
The semifinal between Williams and Goerges began on a high note, marked by high quality serving and a robust exchange of ground-strokes. Until the start of this tournament, that was the last match Williams played at Wimbledon. "Again, I've said it all week, this is only my fourth tournament back".
'I remember when I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal to be in a Wimbledon final'.
"For me, having to deal with PEs is more mentally challenging because if I have a pain in my leg, I automatically go to the worst-case scenario", she said.
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"This is not inevitable for me to be playing like this".
Also, the chance to demonstrate that she is still the very best in the business.
"That was my first Grand Slam, so I was trying also to enjoying it".
After taking tentative steps in her return to the sport in which she has always been the dominant force, just 13 matches into her comeback and ranked 181st in the world, she appeared to be working at the level that enabled her to win 23 Grand Slams. "We saw that she improved every single match she's playing here".
After advancing, she summed up her feelings in brief caption along with a photo of herself celebrating during her semifinal win over Julia Gorges: "Can't help but smile". In the set, Williams won an incredible 87 percent of her first-serve points (13 of 15).
"I didn't know I would have such kind of traumatic thoughts, especially now that I have a daughter".
On her third opportunity, the German drilled a winning return and raised her clenched fist into the clean Wimbledon sky. "In a way, it's by far the toughest, but in a way it's by far the best".