Meghan Markle to watch Serena Williams play Wimbledon

Angelique Kerber in action

Kerber has a decent shot at the title Credit Eddie Mulholland

But Serena had already made her mark on the tournament this year before she ever stepped foot on Centre Court.

"Seeing her back, it's great", said Kerber, who has lost six of eight previous matches against Williams. I think that's what I was doing in the past, I was limiting myself.

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. She was not going to dictate or control much. That first game consisted of eight points: Three were unforced errors by Ostapenko, including a double-fault to begin the proceedings; the other five were winners by her, including a 100 miles per hour ace to close the hold.

"Pregnancy will not be penalized", USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said last month.

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She has dropped just one set at this Wimbledon, against Camila Giorgi in the quarter-finals, and has served the second fastest serve at 122mph - just behind sister Venus' 123mph delivery.

Well, it looks like the USTA won't have to worry about it. "I nearly couldn't make it to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final".

When Williams left the game soon after claiming her 23rd Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open, it appeared her streak might be under threat. She's coming back and for me also I'm coming back from 2017.

Williams can become the second mother in the last 38 years to win a Grand Slam singles title.

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The Wimbledon ladies' finals are set to have a double dose of royal glamour this weekend, as the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex are confirmed to be attending the match together on Saturday afternoon.

"She's playing so well". When serving for the match, Williams fell behind 0-40, and Goerges broke on her third opportunity with a flashing forehand, slammed deep into the far corner. Against the No.25 seed, Goerges would need to raise the tempo, to move her opponent outside her comfort zone but the 23 time Slam champion confirmed to be the most complete player ever.

But she couldn't keep up with Williams, who grabbed 18 of 22 points and five consecutive games to close the first set and begin the next.

It took Kerber two tries to serve out the victory, getting broken to 5-2.

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Kerber, who won the Australian and US Open titles in 2016, will be playing in the seventh Grand Slam semifinal of her career. He looked on the brink of victory when he moved 40-15 ahead but both match points vanished, the second with a double-fault.

"I don't know if it's been the toughest, because I have Olympia".

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