Wimbledon: Calm Serena Williams eyes her 10th Wimbledon final

Jul 12, 2018, 09:26 IST | AFP

"It was just the way I felt. I never felt it was out of my hands. It's weird. I can't describe it. "I just felt calm. I'm hoping I can channel that all the time, but one day at a time. "I'm hoping this is like a new thing. Honestly, I highly doubt it

Wimbledon: Calm Serena Williams eyes her 10th Wimbledon final
Serena Williams after her victory over Italy's Camila Giorgi on Tuesday. Pic/AFP

Serena Williams may be on the verge of making history at Wimbledon, but the stress-free former champion insists she doesn't feel under any pressure. Serena reached her 35th Grand Slam semi-final with a gritty 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 quarter-final win over Camila Giorgi on Tuesday. The American star faces German 13th seed Julia Goerges today hoping to book a 10th final appearance at the All England Club.

Serena, a seven-time Wimbledon winner, was outwardly full of fire as she shrieked her way to victory against the unseeded Italian. But beneath the surface, Serena insisted she is feeling unusually calm as she enters the business end of the tournament. "It's weird. Sometimes I feel, 'Man, I'm in trouble'. Sometimes I feel I can fight. For whatever reason, I was so calm," Williams said.

"It was just the way I felt. I never felt it was out of my hands. It's weird. I can't describe it. "I just felt calm. I'm hoping I can channel that all the time, but one day at a time. "I'm hoping this is like a new thing. Honestly, I highly doubt it!"

Serena hasn't won a Grand Slam since the birth of daughter Olympia in September and her last trophy came at the 2017 Australian Open. Having shaken off the rust following her lengthy lay-off after the complications with Olympia's birth, Serena is on the verge of a 30th Grand Slam final berth. She is aiming to win a 24th major title, which would move her level with record holder Margaret Court on the all-time list of women's singles champions. "You're only as good as your last win. It's been a while since I've won a championship," Serena said.

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