That mentality shifted slightly when Williams dropped her first set of the championships in the quarter-finals against Camila Giorgi and following the stunning exit of overwhelming men's favourite Roger Federer yesterday, which proved the unthinkable can happen.
It may well be only her second Grand Slam appearance since returning from pregnancy, but she still possesses the mental strength of a great champion and after getting six rounds under her belt, her form is now looking back towards her best.
After winning the Australian and US Open titles and reaching the Wimbledon final two years ago, Kerber endured a significant slump in 2017.
But she can move level with Court on 24 Slams won if she beats Angelique Kerber on Saturday afternoon.
After Kerber had her serve broken in the second set, Ostapenko powered back to take another game, but Kerber was able to complete the sweep when Ostapenko fired two serves back into the net and returned the final volley outside the lines on match point. In the other semi-final on the day, Angelique Kerber takes on Jelena Ostapenko.
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"It is a great feeling to be in the final and playing on the Centre Court is always a great experience and I am really excited", she told the BBC.
Kerber, who spent 34 weeks at world number one in 2016 and 2017, could be set for a rematch with Williams if the seven-time champion can get past Julia Goerges in the second semi-final.
Kerber was beaten by Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon showpiece. She then played the Miami Masters and lost in the first round before withdrawing from the French Open before a fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova with a pecotral muscle injury.
"I am really happy and proud to be back in the grand slam final". She won the grass-court tournament the last two times she played it, in 2015 and 2016, before missing it previous year while pregnant.
At 36 years and 291 days, Serena hopes to become the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist in the Open era. She's been excellent this Wimbledon, although it wasn't easy late against the stubborn Ostapenko.
The victims had included Russian women harassed by fans and television reporters who had been accosted while broadcasting. However, he acknowledged that the number of incidents on the streets may have been 10 times higher but not reported.
The court has not chose to impose any precautionary measures on Puigdemont, meaning that he remains a free man. A German court has authorised the extradition to Spain of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.
In 1990, three years before Kane was born, England also fell short at the semifinal stage - on penalties against West Germany. Defender Kyle Walker tweeted that he had "never felt so gutted" but said he wanted people to remain positive.
Experts suggest that Amazon may occupy more than 30 million square feet of real estate in the country by the end of this year. More bargains are expected with the Whole Foods brand added to the mix for the first time.
Franklin County Municipal Court records reportedly show that she was released Thursday morning after posting a $6,054 bail. Early Thursday, Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted that the arrest "was a setup & politically motivated".
But the red carpet treatment is likely to be overshadowed by massive protests planned by Britons opposed to Trump's presence. Trump next heads to Windsor Castle later Friday for tea with the queen, as protesters stage a mass demonstration in London .
Kerber , the German 11th seed, took control on Centre Court, breaking serve twice to claim the opening set 6-3 in 34 minutes. The reprieve was only momentary for Hsieh, as Cibulkova regained her composure to break and take the first set, 6-4.
At the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, May told reporters her plan "was delivering on the vote of the British people". Some 77 per cent of Britons have an unfavourable view of Trump, according to a poll by YouGov with 1,648 respondents.
Construction worker Fukuyoshi Doi volunteering to get that done, and supervised other volunteers who gathered to help. Almost 13,000 customers had no electricity, power companies said on Monday, while hundreds of thousands had no water.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, U.S. Trump's comments came in a wide-ranging news conference after attending a special meeting on defense spending.
He said that nothing should be published online that could lead to his identification including his school and address. He was remanded into detention after the short court hearing and will appear in court again on July 18.
Sarri wants £88M Koulibaly as first summer Chelsea signing
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Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2
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From Greenland broke off a six-kilometer-long iceberg
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London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests
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Mario Kart VR is Speeding into the UK This Summer
If you want to take it for a spin, you probably should make reservations, which you will be able to do at Hollywood Bowl's site. It's created to feel like you really are racing through the Mushroom Kingdom on sections of iconic tracks and locations.