Serena Williams is not focused on simply matching and breaking Margaret Court's all-time Grand Slam record - she wants to smash it.
Two months away from turning 37, and just 10 months after giving birth to her first child, this extraordinary athlete now has the opportunity to relive the 2016 Wimbledon final, when she played and defeated Kerber.
Yes, this will be Serena Williams' 10th Wimbledon final.
The 21-year-old Latvian dropped a set for the first time in this year's tournament as she committed 19 unforced errors.
'She's always going out there to win the matches, ' the German said.
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"I didn't expect to play this well so quickly into my comeback", Williams said after the match.
'This was not inevitable for me, I had a really hard pregnancy and I had to have multiple surgeries, I nearly didn't make it. "I'm just enjoying every moment". She's coming back and for me also I'm coming back from 2017.
'I remember when I couldn't even walk to my mailbox, so it's definitely not normal to be in a Wimbledon final'.
She said: "I don't know".
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The other semifinal sees two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber take on 2017 French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko.
"Whatever happens, honestly it's an incredible effort from me. and good motivation to keep going for the rest of my career", Williams added.
After hitting five aces with a serve that reached 119 miles per hour, delivering 16 winners to only seven unforced errors, and covering the court so well with speed and effort, Williams will face another German, 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber, on Saturday. Williams won that for a second consecutive Wimbledon title, then sat out the grass-court tournament past year while pregnant, part of a 16-month gap between majors.
She opened with a double fault and won the next point with a bludgeoning forehand of breathtaking audacity, a pattern that left the audience gasping at her free-flowing brilliance and then gasping again at her appalling blunders right through the game.
Kerber, in contrast, bides her time, working the back of the court to get everything back over the net, often kneeling to get low enough to reach shots. There was one brief blip to come: Williams got broken for the only time while serving for the match at 5-3.
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Wimbledon continues Friday with the men's semifinals: Rafael Nadal playing Novak Djokovic for a 52nd time, most between two men in the Open Era (Djokovic leads 26-25), and American John Isner against South African Kevin Anderson in a match of first-time Wimbledon semifinalists.