Serena Williams storms into eighth Wimbledon final as she thrashes Julia Goerges to set up Angelique Kerber clash

SERENA WILLIAMS gave a whole new meaning to ‘mumsnet’ as she swept into her first Grand Slam final since having a kid.

But for once everyone is talking about Serena and not baby Olympia as the seven-times champion will make history in her bid for an eighth Ladies Singles title.

 Serena Williams is targeting her 24th Grand Slam title after reaching the Wimbledon final

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Serena Williams is targeting her 24th Grand Slam title after reaching the Wimbledon final

Williams, 36, is the lowest ranked player to ever reach a Wimbledon final after more than a year months out of the game on maternity leave.

But she looked like she had never been away as she crushed Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 in just over an hour on Centre Court.

Williams will face Goerges’ compatriot Angelique Kerber for the title on Saturday and is red-hot favourite to take the crown despite facing the 11th seed.

Williams said: “It’s crazy. I didn’t expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back. But it seems that when I don’t have anything to lose I can play so free.

 American Serena Williams will go into the final on Saturday seeking her eighth Wimbledon title

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American Serena Williams will go into the final on Saturday seeking her eighth Wimbledon title
 Supermum Serena Williams glided to another awesome win as she targets another historic achievement at SW19

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Supermum Serena Williams glided to another awesome win as she targets another historic achievement at SW19

“I had a tough delivery – multiple surgeries – and almost didn’t make it. I couldn’t even walk to my mailbox so I’m just enjoying every moment.”

Goerges has now played Williams four times and failed to take a set in any of those one-sided encounters.

She won’t get a better chance than this but simply could not match her opponent in any department.

Williams and Kerber meet in a repeat of the 2016 final which ended in a seventh title for the American.

Williams said: “We played each other in the final last time. She has been going really well in the draw and this is good motivation for me.”

 German Julia Goerges hads few answers to the power of Serena Williams on Centre Court at Wimbledon

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German Julia Goerges hads few answers to the power of Serena Williams on Centre Court at Wimbledon
 US superstar Serena Williams has never been troubled by Julia Goerges - and it was no different today

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US superstar Serena Williams has never been troubled by Julia Goerges – and it was no different today

The best action from day eight of Wimbledon 2018 including Angelique Kerber, Juan Martin del Potro and Serena Williams

 Julia Goerges acknowledges Serena Williams in victory after a one-sided semi-final

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Julia Goerges acknowledges Serena Williams in victory after a one-sided semi-final
 Legend Serena Williams can now prepare for her 30th Grand Slam final - having won 23 of them so far

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Legend Serena Williams can now prepare for her 30th Grand Slam final – having won 23 of them so far

SERENA WILLIAMS gave a whole new meaning to ‘mumsnet’ as she swept into her first Grand Slam final since having a kid.