Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Serena goes from struggling to walk to Wimbledon final

Serena Williams in action at Wimbledon Serena Williams is way down the rankings after missing much of the last year Credit Getty images
Sidney Guerrero | 14 July, 2018, 06:53

Win or lose, she was defying odds and outperforming even the most optimistic predictions for her first year back on tour.

Williams has only dropped one set en route to the final and beat Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 in the semis.

After winning her semifinal against Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3, Kerber was asked what she sees across the net when she goes up against Williams.

The two Duchesses will attend the Ladies' Singles Final on Saturday, their first official royal appearance together without William and Harry.

Williams also moved past Billie Jean King to sixth in the all-time list of female Grand Slam singles champions with 13 major titles.

In a testament to her remarkable longevity, the former world number one has now made at least one Grand Slam final for the last 12 years.

- For the second time, the American secured the "Serena Slam" as she held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

She was, instead, going to employ spectacular defense and solid, steady play, while letting her opponent, Jelena Ostapenko, be the one to determine the outcomes of almost every point. But she struck back immediately and looked to the sky when an attempted lob from Gorges flew out to give her the victory.

"World's Ugliest Dog" dies less than a month after winning title
Brainard adopted her, Zsa Zsa spent her days lounging around, refusing to do much of anything unless food was involved. She was purchased by a rescue group after spending the first five years of her life in a Missouri puppy mill.

Angelique Kerber's versatility bolsters her grass-court pedigree. "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" she said in the post match interview.

At 181st in the world, Williams is technically the lowest ranked player to reach the women's final - although given her stellar record, it's a statistic that is unlikely to carry much weight. "Otherwise, I think she's not only defensive player, she can hit winners, as well". "I lost count after, like, four surgeries because I was in so many surgeries", Williams said.

But it has not even been a year since Williams spent six days in hospital after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia by emergency C-section and then needing surgery to prevent blood clots entering her lungs with potentially fatal consequences. But it's precisely that versatility, the ability to play both a counter-punching game and an aggressive game, that has landed her consistently in the final frames of the majors this year. She's a champion. That's why she is there where she is now'. That first game consisted of eight points: Three were unforced errors by Ostapenko, including a double-fault to begin the proceedings; the other five were winners by her, including a 100 miles per hour ace to close the hold.

From the moment she arrived at All England - heck, before she stepped Nike to perennial ryegrass - the aura around Williams felt different than in her previous three tournaments.

"I'm really happy and proud to be in a Grand Slam final".

"I had a really tough pregnancy delivery".

If Ms Williams takes the title on Sunday, she will write herself into the Wimbledon history books.

"She knew how to win that match by her experience, and". She talked about the power of walking into her matches knowing she has nothing to lose, a point of view she gained by losing nearly everything.

Recommended

  • Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam arrested in Lahore

    Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam arrested in Lahore

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said on Friday that the Supreme Court has declared him "Saadiq" and "Ameen". The military denied the accusations, and said its assistance had been requested by Pakistan's election commission.
    Full Photoshop is Coming to the iPad

    Full Photoshop is Coming to the iPad

    According to Bloomberg , the new Adobe Photoshop for iPad will allow users to seamlessly edit files between devices. As someone who treats Photoshop like a third limb, I'm keenly interested in just what "full" means in this case.
    Ewan McGregor's daughter calls Mary Elizabeth Winstead 'a piece of trash'

    Ewan McGregor's daughter calls Mary Elizabeth Winstead 'a piece of trash'

    Clara McGregor , 22, who Ewan shares with ex-wife Eve Mavraki, is clearly on her mother's side since her parents split. It's safe to say Ewan McGregor's daughter isn't a huge fan one of his relationship with Mary Elizabeth Winstead .
  • Antonio Conte set to depart Chelsea

    Antonio Conte set to depart Chelsea

    The 59-year-old was in charge of the Naples side between 2015-18 and was named Serie A manager of the year in 2016-17. I've laid down my conditions. "For that, I'll have to apologise to Manchester City".
    Theresa May's White Paper Pleases Neither Brussels Nor Brexiteers - HuffPost Verdict

    Theresa May's White Paper Pleases Neither Brussels Nor Brexiteers - HuffPost Verdict

    They must decide how far to accept the UK's demands for bespoke access to the EU's markets in areas like financial services. May insisted earlier Thursday that her plan was exactly what Britons had voted for in the 2016 referendum.
    Preschooler writes heartbreaking obituary before dying of rare cancer

    Preschooler writes heartbreaking obituary before dying of rare cancer

    Garrett's family said that during the nine months of hell, he never lost his sense of humor and loved to tease doctors and nurses. With his responses, Emilie and Ryan crafted Garrett's obituary after he died on July 6. "Garrett was a very unique individual".
  • The Dead Don't Die: Jim Jarmusch Zombie Film Stars Bill Murray

    The Dead Don't Die: Jim Jarmusch Zombie Film Stars Bill Murray

    Now, as The Film Stage reports, Jarmusch is again toying with horror elements for his follow-up to 2016's Paterson . However, it's probably a good time for me to get back on the Jarmusch train.
    Conor McGregor Is Immortalized in $66k Marble Statue

    Conor McGregor Is Immortalized in $66k Marble Statue

    The piece will be on display to the public at the JD Malat Gallery until September 30 before it is gifted to McGregor. Askelovic - better known as Aspencrow - spent five months handcrafting the 100kg sculpture from photographs alone.
    Pakistan army denies meddling in July 25 election

    Pakistan army denies meddling in July 25 election

    The television anchor, who married Imran Khan in January 2015, says Khan's was "a weird life". "He grinned mischievously. It was Imran's dogged pursuit of the Panama Papers leak that led to Nawaz's disqualification and conviction.
  • Fox News trumpets video of Trump trashing CNN as 'fake news'

    The president called out one of my colleagues Kristen Welker of NBC as dishonest and said that NBC New was dishonest. Let's go to a real network, ' he said. "Something happened at the press conference that I think needs addressing".
    Elon Musk will launch to the moon automatic Israeli station

    Elon Musk will launch to the moon automatic Israeli station

    With the help of a broad network of volunteers, SpaceIL has already made presentations to about 900,000 children nationwide. Israel could become the fourth country that sent a spaceship to the moon after USA, Russia and China .
    Tour de France - Dylan Groenewegen: The legs are good now

    Tour de France - Dylan Groenewegen: The legs are good now

    Dutchman Tom Dumoulin , last year's Giro champion, suffered a puncture with five kilometres to go and ended the day 53 seconds behind the victor .

Smoking will be banned in public housing nationwide at end of July Smoking will be banned in public housing nationwide at end of July Smokers can not smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes or water pipes also known as hookas in their rooms. The new rule gives public housing agencies 18 months to implement the ban.

'We are not heroes', says United Kingdom diver involved in Thai cave rescue 'We are not heroes', says United Kingdom  diver involved in Thai cave rescue Arpakorn Yookongkaew said Thursday after his men flew back to their base at Sattahip on the Gulf of Thailand . John Volanthen told media divers were just doing their job as he touched down at Heathrow airport.

Dodgers' Chase Utley to announce he'll retire at end of 2018 Dodgers' Chase Utley to announce he'll retire at end of 2018 He earned six All-Star selections, four Silver Sluggers, and went down in Phillies history as "The Man" thanks to Harry Kalas. His former teammates from the 2008 championship team, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth, recently announced their retirements.

HTC to release blockchain-powered Exodus phone this year for around $1,000 HTC claims that each phone serves as its own blockchain node, part of the network that helps secure blockchain systems. HTC has launched its own website for the HTC Exodus , where interested parties can register to keep up to date.

What Can Chelsea Fans Expect From Maurizio Sarri? What Can Chelsea Fans Expect From Maurizio Sarri? In May, Napoli appointed Carlo Ancelotti to replace Sarri amid speculation that the latter could take the Chelsea job. Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1 per cent of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era.

Emmys 2018: Game Of Thrones Leads With 22 Nominations Emmys 2018: Game Of Thrones Leads With 22 Nominations Its fellow HBO drama Westworld had 21 nominations this year, as did Saturday Night Live . That's more nominations for Best Supporting Actor than anyone in history!

Jabari Parker, Bulls working on deal The 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year is actually from Chicago, as HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy noted when free agency began. Parker is now a restricted free agent and the Bucks have extended him the one-year qualifying offer of $4.3 million.

Cristiano Ronaldo deal with Juventus has Fiat workers planning strike Cristiano Ronaldo deal with Juventus has Fiat workers planning strike The Portuguese netted 451 times in 438 appearances for the Galaticos during the nine seasons he spent at the Spanish topflight. Pundits across TV stations have offered up their assertions behind the big-money transfer.

Treyarch reveals CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale beta details As detailed by Activision , the Private Multiplayer Beta will offer six maps, two of which will be making their first appearance. The latter is an objective-based mode that has teams alternating between attacking and defending two "static objectives".

Israel again fires Patriot missile at drone from Syria Israel again fires Patriot missile at drone from Syria He said Iran and Russian Federation will maintain their military presence in Syria to make sure terrorists will not resurge. Trump and Putin are expected to discuss Iran's regional role and the Syrian conflict at a summit in Helsinki next Monday.

Teen recovering from burns after plant encounter Teen recovering from burns after plant encounter The plant has a flowering head with tiny white flowers, with a hollow stem with a diameter of 2 inches to 4 inches. Alex Childress, 17, encountered the giant hogweed while on a landscaping job and is being treated in hospital.

Royal Family celebrates Royal Air Force`s 100th Anniversary Royal Family celebrates Royal Air Force`s 100th Anniversary They're the COOL Duke and Duchess of Sussex-who continue to defy royal protocol in understated, endearing ways. Markle finished the look with a fascinator by Stephen Jones and a matching pair of heels and bag by Dior .

Tory Party Chairman Downplays Backlash From Members Over PM’s Brexit Plan Tory Party Chairman Downplays Backlash From Members Over PM’s Brexit Plan But leading Eurosceptic Bernard Jenkin played down the prospects of more walkouts from Mrs May's administration. She's not up to the job and if she stays on as Prime Minister we are not going to get the Brexit we voted for.

Bacteria sickens more than 500 at Tennessee zipline center Bacteria sickens more than 500 at Tennessee zipline center The Health Department said respondents are located in multiple states and visited CLIMB Works between mid-June and early July. The survey found that the common denominator among all of those ill persons was the drinking water provided by Climb Works.

Selena Gomez Adjusts to Life After Justin Bieber Selena Gomez Adjusts to Life After Justin Bieber Selena Gomez has posted her first Instagram photo since Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin announced their engagement. Despite their past, however, the source added that, "Justin is no longer a topic of conversation in her life".