Kerber through to Wimbledon final after easy win over Ostapenko

Ostapenko has spent less time on court en route to the semi-finals

Meghan previously attended the Championship on two occasions in 2016 to support her close friend Serena Williams, who will play in Saturday's final against Angelique Kerber of Germany.

Williams only returned to the Tour in March, having "almost died" giving birth to her daughter last September.

The 36-year-old's pregnancy ended with an extremely hard delivery that left her needing several operations to prevent life-threatening blood clots.

If you watched her HBO docu-series, you know the full story really well by now.

Even after all of that, even after more than a year away from the game, even in only the fourth tournament of her comeback, Williams showed she's still capable of dominance.

Williams' pregnancy was not without complications, as she told the BBC this week: "It's no secret I had a super tough delivery".

"I lost count after, like, four surgeries", said Williams, who has been wearing compression leggings this fortnight as a precaution.

"[But] Every time I go out there, I want to I guess take a giant step forward, keep taking giant steps, but keep improving". "It's not inevitable for me to be playing like this".

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Williams needs to win, but one more match to claim her eighth Wimbledon title and her 24th Grand Slam title and etch her name alongside Margaret Court's as the winningest Grand Slam champion in history. The following year she won four para-cycling world titles before she became Britain's most successful female Paralympian by adding another three golds to her collection in Rio.

Jul 12, 2018; London, United Kingdom; Serena Williams (USA) in action during her match against Julia Goerges (GER) on day 10 at All England Lawn and Croquet Club. Williams has discussed breastfeeding and the dilemmas surrounding when to give it up; crying when she missed her daughter's first steps while training; and not wanting Alexis Olympia to become a tennis player because she fears she would be unfavourably compared with her.

Regardless of her world rank of 183, Williams was given the 25th seed at Wimbledon as the All England Club overruled the WTA's positioning of Williams in world tennis.

Williams was bedridden for six weeks after the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, in September a year ago following an emergency caesarean section. She dropped out of the top 20, failed to make another Slam final and fired her longtime coach.

Earlier, Kerber raced into her second Wimbledon final and fourth Grand Slam showpiece as the German crushed former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in 67 minutes. Then, facing Ostapenko's audacious power for the first time, Kerber kept things tight, hitting 10 winners to 7 unforced errors.

"I was just trying to move good and take my chances". Suddenly, Williams' place in another All England Club final began to seem all but assured - while also feeling like entirely too much to expect so soon.

It's been two years and a lifetime since Williams, 36, and Kerber, 30, met on Centre Court. The 30-year-old has bounced back from a bad 2017 and is close to the form that brought her the Australian and US Open titles two years ago.

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