The last course, Serena Williams He left the All England Tennis & Croquet Club very hurt, because after returning to the tracks a couple of months before his motherhood, his first opportunity to catch the big 24 of the Australian Margaret Court escaped him. The American gave in the final against Angelique Kerber and only two months later also lost in the final controversy in New York, before Naomi Osaka. Two shots to the air that, at this point, can be decisive in the race for being the most awarded tennis player of all time.
The present, however, gives you a new opportunity. Yesterday he beat Barbora Strycova in a jiffy (6-1 and 6-2, in 59 minutes) and tomorrow he will face his eleventh final in London, where he has been crowned seven times. Romanian Simona Halep -superior Elina Svitolina, 6-1 and 6-3- will be measured, having won her in nine of the previous 10 and being the oldest player in a final of a major, with 37 years and 291 days.
"The record? It's not something I think about because this is not about having 23, 24 or 25 grand slams", He mitigated, despite his obsession to reach a number that resists him exceedingly, since his last great achievement dates from 2017, in Melbourne; "What matters is that I get out there and give my best, no matter what happens next. It does not matter what I do because I will always have a great career and that is something that nobody will take away from me. "
In the direction of the final, Williams has only left two sets (against Juvan and Riske), and says to face the appointment (Saturday, 15.00) with guarantees, delivering a message that hides his tremendous ambition. "I arrive with sensations very different from those of last season. I am much calmer and in my mind I think that I have nothing to lose, "he said yesterday; "My level in these last matches has been very good".