The 13th seed's response to falling a set and a break down was one of remarkable conviction and maturity, getting back on serve as Williams wobbled with an opportunity to close out the match and dropped her serve for just the seventh time in the competition.
Let others shrug at this latest accomplishment, as if all it signified were merely another chance at another in a long line of trophies.
Ostapenko, seeded 12th at SW19, threw everything at her opponent but was not able to haul herself back into the contest at all.
Three hundred and fourteen days after becoming a mother, tennis champion Serena Williams earned her spot in the finals at Wimbledon. Her mobility is solid, her serve is incredible, and she's been taken to three sets just once all tournament.
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 against Goerges, Williams will face another German, 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber, on Saturday. She is the second woman to accomplish this in the Open Era following Chris Evert, who played in a major final for 14 straight years between 1973 and 1986.
"It is a completely new match", said Kerber, who failed to make a Grand Slam quarterfinal in 2017, won zero tournaments, fell from No. 1 to 21 and changed coaches. Ostapenko: Winners (30), Unforced Errors (36); Kerber: Winners (10), Unforced Errors (7).
High-court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is D.C. native, ex-Bush aide
Kavanaugh became Trump's second lifetime appointment to the nation's highest judicial body in his 18 months in office. Some conservative activists have questioned whether he would rule sufficiently aggressively as a justice.
Galaxy S10’s triple-camera setup could include a ‘super wide angle’ lens
The Galaxy X launch has been postponed for a few years, but it looks like it will finally be hitting the market next year. Earlier reports claimed that it's the other way around and the S10 would be launched earlier than its predecessor.
Meghan Markle Looks Summer-Ready in Sandals at Audi Polo Club
For the second day in a row, the royal couple were spotted at the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park in Ascot. The American was accused of disrespecting the Queen because she crossed her legs at the same event.
Williams v Kerber will be a rematch of the 2016 final. Williams has won 23 Grand Slams, one shy of Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 singles Grand Slam titles. Especially at Wimbledon, where she's one victory from an eighth championship.
"This is not inevitable for me".
Serena Williams said "it's crazy" that she has managed to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, 10 months after a series of life-saving surgeries which followed the birth of her daughter and that she still has "traumatic thoughts" over her own mortality. "I remember I couldn't even walk to my mail box, so it's definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final".
Williams took a 19-match Wimbledon winning streak into the day. Goerges, the first seeded player Williams faced these two weeks, showed she was capable of trading power from the baseline with Williams.
Williams, who hates being broken, reacted swiftly, back with game and grunt, she broke for the match.
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. Ostapenko threw four more errors into her next service game to hand the German the first set.
"She brings her "A game" in a lot of important moments", Goerges said.