Williams, who if she beats Simona Halep on Saturday will equal Margaret Court's Grand Slam singles haul of 24, believes that technology has helped her continue to succeed even afer taking time out to have a baby.
Already the oldest grand slam champion in the open era, Williams is now also the oldest woman to make a major final.
Serena Williams, however, refused to join the list of illustrious departures and booked a 12 semifinal at the All England Club with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over fellow American Alison Riske on Tuesday.
But we have to recognize how remarkable this moment in her career is - not only because she's Serena Williams, will be 38 in a couple months and is somehow still breaking records, but also because she nearly didn't survive having a baby. I played many times against her, and I knew that she doesn't let the rhythm drop. "So I have to be better than that". His extended period of failing to compete made his sudden emergence all the more dramatic, but Serena almost died a couple years ago and deserves the same - if not more - unbridled enthusiasm when she wins her next Grand Slam, whenever that may be.More news: Novak Djokovic downs Roberto Bautista Agut to reach final — ATP Wimbledon
Since coming back from maternity leave in March 2018, she reached the Wimbledon and US Open finals past year. "Now I'm in a different place. And also I feel stable on my legs, which is very important on the grass".
"It's like I'm in the middle".
"I love what I do and I'm still pretty good at what I do, I guess", Williams added. So it's all kind of coming together. Not everyone can do that.
"I just remember, like, how it's so, so different when you're younger as opposed to now". Halep has admitted she's fine with her career now that she got a grand slam title out of the way and everything beyond this is gravy.
- Serena Williams happy to play on slow or faster courts at Wimbledon. (Yes, she won in Australia while pregnant, beating older sister Venus, who joked that "it was unfair because it was two against one.").More news: Microsoft Teams now has over 13 million daily active users
Plus, Williams enters her 11th final at the All England Club well aware that she has lost her past two championship matches at Grand Slam tournaments - against Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon and against Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open, both in 2018.
She returned to the court only a few months later, although it was too soon, her coach said at the time.
Mixed doubles with Andy Murray was fun but Serena Williams got back to the serious business as she powered into her 11th Wimbledon final by overwhelming unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in a brutal 6-1 6-2 victory on Centre Court on Thursday.
Williams broke Strycova twice in the opening set, which she clinched with her third ace, before rattling through the second in similarly dominant fashion to advance to her 32nd grand slam final in all - and third since the birth of her daughter Olympia in September, 2017.More news: Zack Snyder & Jay Oliva Join Forces For Norse Mythology Animated Series