She Almost Died Giving Birth. Now, Serena’s Ready To Make History

    Ten months ago Serena Williams almost met her maker while giving birth to her daughter Olympia Ohanian. Today she sits on the precipice of winning her record-breaking 24th Grand Slam title and seventh Wimbledon title. 

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    NEW: 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams is headed to the Wimbledon finals. https://t.co/oGOQOTXPmN

    The incomparable saga of the legendary Williams Sisters continues as Serena, ranked 183rd entering the tournament, sliced and slayed all competition and re-established her GOAT status.  

    The 36-year-old Williams easily handled 29-year-old Julia Grges 6-2, 6-4, advancing to face a formidable foe in former World No. 1 Angelique Kerber in Saturday’s final. The duel will be a rematch of the 2016 final, which Williams won 7-5, 6-3. Williams has now won 20 consecutive matches at Wimbledon.  

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     Williams is playing in her fourth tournament and her second Grand Slam since missing more than a year with her pregnancy, but her mobility and agility is still world class, her serve is typically dominant and she hasnt broken a sweat in this tournament —  being taken to three sets just once. 

    Wimbledon on Twitter

    Like she’s never been away. @serenawilliams beats Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 to reach her 10th singles final at #Wimbledon

     Serenas comeback adds another chapter to one of the greatest American stories ever produced by a sports icon. 

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    Watch Serena Williams’ new commercial for Gatorade – an open letter to her new daughter. https://t.co/hTzo75FHx3

     When you speak of Serena Williams 100 years from now; strength, character, compassion, beauty and genius will be common themes in regards to her life. She has every mother in America pulling for her. That’s in addition to the legions of fans and admirers of all races, genders and ethnicities that support Serena’s journey as the torch bearer for womens tennis and female empowerment. 

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    Serena Williams reminding everyone why she’s the . https://t.co/ff5m43aKzQ

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.