She joked at various points over the fortnight about wanting to become a lifetime member of the All England Club, one of the many perks that come with winning, but it was clear when she wore the membership pin in her news conference after the victory that the distinction truly meant something to her.
But despite the odds being in her favor, Williams told reporters on Friday she only focused on the one time she lost to Halep. When someone plays lights out, there's really not much you can do.
Williams hasn't won a major title since beating her sister, Venus, at the 2017 Australian Open. She got here by bulldozing past Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals, showing off conditioning and shot-making she hadn't previously displayed this year.
Despite the loss, Williams - who got emotional - remained positive, telling the crowd at the time, "It was such an wonderful tournament for me". But I just concentrated on doing my best. "I still work hard for every day, every match, every tournament".
Her performance and steeliness were a stark contrast from Williams' struggles and passion.
"Well, I had nerves. I'm very sure that was the best match of my life". But I had no time for emotions and just came out and tried my best. For viewers without a cable or satellite subscription, your best bet is to sign up for a standalone streaming service, most of which are easy to cancel and may be offering a free trial period.
On the court, the American left Wimbledon with a whimper as she was thrashed in the final 6-2 6-2 by RomanianSimona Halep.
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Halep received those comments and said she will take them on board for future reference in more grand slam finals.
Since returning to tennis, Williams has dealt with injuries but still managed to remain among the game's elite.
"I've just got to keep fighting, keep trying", she said.
Halep also had to believe she could conquer the grass, which she admitted in previous rounds of the tournament, she was uncomfortable with.
Halep tracked down everything, as is her wont.
Halep 27, raced into a 4-0 lead in the first set, securing a double break of serve as the Romanian made an inspired start on Centre Court.
It took 56 minutes into the biggest match of Simona Halep's career for her legs to go finally wobbly. Not only is he picking the victor, he's also betting on how many sets it goes and the exact score of the first set.
Instead, her game fell apart in a hailstorm of 26 unforced errors.
Williams, in stark contrast, came out looking a bit tight, short-arming shots and accumulating nine unforced errors before conjuring up a single victor.
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In the interview she opined that Williams should focus on tennis if she'd like to match or break Court's record. The irony was not lost on the Romanian former world number one as she drank in her success.
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