She retained her title 12 months later before retiring in 2012 and has since had two more children.
Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut as a precocious teenager and 16 years since she clinched her maiden title at the All England Club, Serena remains virtually unstoppable on grass. Following the baby's delivery, Williams had a number of health issues, including a pulmonary embolism and a hematoma, which led to her having multiple surgeries.
"I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal to be in a Wimbledon final". "I'm just enjoying every moment".
Safely through to her 10th Wimbledon final, and 30th in majors, Williams was back giving the crowd a one-arm raised victory twirl after her opponent swiped a lob behind the baseline. She lost in the quarterfinals to 12th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko.
There are potential parallels. But Williams said that she had not been thinking about it here.
Referencing her dismal form past year, Kerber added: "2017 is over and I'm really happy about that". "Doing a plank was near impossible at the start but I'm getting better now".
"She won here I don't know how many times". "Sometimes in the match that happens because I really want to hit a victor, I want to win the point".
Her daughter Olympia was born in September, but Williams then underwent emergency surgery to prevent life-threatening blood clots.
"Top of the heap, " Evert said. And her serve, widely regarded as the greatest in women's tennis, once again packs its daunting punch and placement. "This is about people - male, female, black, white, rich, poor - that are on the floor and don't know if they can get up and do anything, and it's about nothing is impossible".
Pavey produced an inspirational performance to become the oldest female European champion in 2014 at the age of 40, winning 10,000 metres gold in front of her 11-month-old daughter. You have wife. You have a mother. Today was, unfortunately for her, a case of the latter.
"I'm happy and proud to be in another Grand Slam final, I will just try to play like I did and just focus on my game". But when Goeges' final shot soared long, Williams did not roar with relief or release. By the time she flubbed a backhand while falling behind 5-1 in the second, she dropped her racket and screamed. No disrespect to the likes of Goerges and Mladenovic who are good players, but they are not Williams' equal.
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. Goerges, who has never been so far into a Grand Slam, showed no sign of nerves at all, despite a break-point in her first service game. "Every day is different, " Evert said. It is the desire to compete and be the best at the highest level, one that she has carried since she was a teenager. "She will have to serve really well".