LONDON - Yes, this will be Serena Williams' 10th Wimbledon final. Her 30th title match at any major.
Let others shrug at this latest accomplishment, as if all it signified were merely another chance at another in a long line of trophies. Williams is not shy about saying she, for one, is impressed by this. For it was only about 10 months ago she was having a baby and then dealing with a serious health scare that followed.
But in only the fourth tournament of her comeback, Williams showed she's still capable of dominance with a relatively routine 6-2, 6-4 victory over 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany on Thursday. Williams is now one win away from an eighth championship.
She's also could win her 24th Grand Slam title, which would equal Margaret Court's record.
"A lot of people were saying, 'Oh, she should be in the final,' " the 36-year-old Williams said. "For me it's such a pleasure and a joy because, you know, less than a year ago, I was going through so much stuff."
After hitting five aces with a serve that reached 119 mph, delivering 16 winners to only seven unforced errors, Williams will face 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber, another German, on Saturday.
"Whatever happens, honestly," Williams said, "it's an incredible effort from me."
The lefthanded Kerber, a former No. 1 and two-time major champion, beat 12th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 earlier Thursday.
"Seeing her back, it's great," said Kerber, who has lost six of eight previous matches against Williams. "I know that she is always pushing you to the limits."
Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, had far more winners, 30-10, but she lost because she had far more unforced errors, too, 36-7.
Williams vs. Kerber will be a rematch of the 2016 final. Williams won that for a second consecutive Wimbledon title, then sat out the grass-court tournament last year while pregnant, part of a 16-month gap between majors.