When the seeds kept tumbling at Wimbledon last week the growing feeling was that the trophy was bound to end up in Serena Williams' arms again for an eighth time at the All England Club.
She said: "I don't know".
Williams' movement is far from the best on tour but her game is so well oiled that it does not matter, her ability to control proceedings ensuring she was always perfectly placed to unleash another groundstroke. I had multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it when I gave birth.
The 23-time major victor can match the Australian legend's total of Slam titles on Saturday, though Williams already holds the record for most Open Era crowns won. "For me it's such a pleasure and a joy because, you know, less than a year ago, I was going through so much stuff". 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 Williams, who looked disappointed but still unruffled as he has been right through the tournament - so serene that a journalist couldn't resist asking whether this had something to do with motherhood - reeled off the next four points to break right back and win the match.
I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final.
Kerber upset Williams in the 2016 Australian Open final, one of two Williams losses in her 12 Grand Slam finals since the start of 2012. At 36 years and 291 days, the sixth-oldest Grand Slam semifinalist in the Open Era dominated 62 64 Julia Goerges and became the third oldest major finalist.
'But as I said in the past couple years, I don't want to limit myself.
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.
The first of the two matches on Centre Court seemed to hold more promise given the contrasting styles of the two players.
'She's trying to, yeah, playing like she played the years before where she won the big matches. But unlike in the quarterfinals, when she needed seven match points to win, this time it required only two, with the match ending - fittingly enough - on a forehand by Ostapenko that sailed wide. "We saw that she improved every single match she's playing here".
"I don't know if it's been the toughest, because I have Olympia".
The RAF was formed with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) on 1st April 1918. Prince Louis will wear the handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by The Queen's dressmaker, Angela Kelly.
Croatia's strength clearly lies in the central-midfield department that includes Real's Luka Modric and Barca's Ivan Rakitic. Samuel Umtiti , the goalscoring hero of the semifinal victory over Belgium, agrees with Pogba's assessment.
The government has reportedly struggled to offer exact information about the number of children separated from their parents. Handout/Reuters Baby and toddler high chairs are seen at the Bristow facility, in this photo provided by the U.S.
For their part, Napoli have already replaced Sarri with former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti , who started the new role on July 1. That takes the total amount the compensation the London club has paid out in recent times up to a remarkable £89.3M.
Modric says his side will spend the days leading up to the semi-final clash. working on how to nullify England's threat. It followed another humiliating defeat the previous year - Croatia lost 4-1 to England at home.
Croatia lost that encounter 2-1 before going on to secure bronze - until Wednesday their best performance at a global finals. We've watched every game, rated every player and constructed a top 10 or 20 for each spot and crowned the kings of each.
As well, the American Chemistry Council urged President Donald Trump to "bring an end to this unnecessary trade war". High-level talks between the two countries starting in May failed to deliver a breakthrough to head off a trade war.
The US has told India and other countries to cut oil imports from the Gulf nation to "zero" by November 4 or face sanctions. USA officials said in June they would push countries to reduce their Iranian oil imports to zero.
The Senator from Iowa chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he said will take a few days or weeks to review Kavanaugh . Although Republicans have a 51-49 advantage in the Senate, the absence of Sen. "That's what it comes down too", said Jipping.