Since giving birth after defeating Anastasija Sevastova in 66 minutes in their US Open semi-final, Serena Williams has another shot at winning her first Grand Slam title. In July, Williams was defeated by Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final in July, won 6-3 6-0 against Latvian 19th seed Sevastova.
In Saturday’s final the 36-year-old American will play Japan’s Naomi Osaka. Victory will equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.
Williams missed last year’s US Open because of the birth of her child, Olympia and says: “It is really incredible. A year ago I was literally fighting for my life at the hospital after having the baby. Every day I step out on this court I am so grateful to have an opportunity to play this sport. So no matter what happens in any match, I already feel like I have already won.”
“This is just the beginning. I’m only a few months in and really looking forward to the rest of the year and next year. I just feel like there’s a lot of growth still to go in my game. That’s actually the most exciting part. Even though I’m not a spring chicken, I still have a very, very bright future.”
“I’ve been working hard on my volleys.I have won a few doubles championships, so I know how to volley. I just usually come in to shake hands. I wanted to try something different and it worked in my favour.”
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