Kerber had to fend off another break point in her next service game, but eventually got the job done to book her fourth career grand slam final. I think that's what I was doing in the past, I was limiting myself.
"I was expecting a few more baby steps myself", she said.
Serena Williams of the US reacts during her second round match against Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova.
For the second time in three years, Williams will face Angelique Kerber for the title.
Two weeks on from that outing, Williams has reached her first Grand Slam final since becoming a mother, only 10 months after giving her birth to daughter Olympia. She's also won her past 15 Grand Slam matches, going to the start of the 2017 Australian Open, which she won while pregnant.
Artist with no arms 'stabbed man by grabbing scissors with his feet'
According to an arrest report , officers arrived at the scene to find a man lying on the ground and bleeding from his left arm. But Tuesday, the 46-year-old transient artist was arrested and accused of stabbing a Miami tourist with a pair of scissors.
"Fortnite" Season 5 Introduces New Vehicle & Desert Landscape
You can, as ever, check out the full patch notes on the Epic Games blog while you wait for the game to come back online. Now the servers have gone live, we have jumped in to get a sneak peek at all the changes to Fortnite season 5's map.
Red-state Democrats could put party in bind over Brett Kavanaugh
On Monday, President Trump once again delivered on his promise of nominating constitutionally sound Supreme Court justices. If confirmed, he would replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy , for whom Kavanaugh once clerked.
Seeded 25th, the 36-year-old cruised through the opening set with consummate ease and conceded just two games as the German struggled from the outset. In her last visit to SW19, Williams beat Kerber for the 2016 title.
I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final. Williams won that for a second consecutive title at the All England Club, then sat out the grass-court tournament previous year while pregnant, part of a 16-month gap between majors.
In the first five games that went with serve, it was Goerges who made more winners, but it was Williams who broke the German to go up 4-2; after this, there was no looking back. She went on a half-hour run in which she took the last four games of the first set and took a 3-0 lead in the second. A break and a consolidation gave Williams another 5-2 lead.
Ostapenko suddenly began to land some big blows, clawing back a couple of games and had a point to narrow the deficit to a single game as Kerber showed late nerves.
"It's insane. I don't even know how to feel because I literally didn't think I'd do this well in my fourth tournament back in 16 months", said the American, who won the 2017 Australian Open while in the early stages of her pregnancy. "It was a tough match, Jelena was hitting hard, moving good and taking chances".
"It is a great feeling to be in the final and playing on the Centre Court is always a great experience and I am really excited", she told the BBC.