Women's sports highest all-time prize money earner has won seven of her previous nine Wimbledon finals, her only defeats coming at the hands of older sister Venus a decade ago in 2008 and Maria Sharapova four years before.
Blogger Royal Suitor wrote: 'With Federer and Serena playing back-to-back I think we may get a Kate-Meghan outing to see the last two matches. I lost count after, like, four surgeries because I was in so many. "Every time I go out there, I want to take a giant step forward", Serena said when asked if she had surprised herself by making the final. Along the way she has seen off the entire careers of world-class players.
Speaking to reporters after Thursday's semifinal, Williams appeared relaxed and revealed more about the challenges she has faced since Alexis Olympia was born September 1, including a recurrence of life-threatening blood clots after her emergency Caesarean section.
At 181st in the world, Williams is technically the lowest ranked player to reach the women's final - although given her stellar record, it's a statistic that is unlikely to carry much weight.
"I'm happy and proud to be in another Grand Slam final, I will just try to play like I did and just focus on my game".
"It's no secret I had a super tough delivery". "In case no one's told you yet today, I want to remind you that you are greater than your circumstances", she wrote two days out, as if aware she was building up to something worth commemorating. I know that I have to do it in the first few shots, to be aggressive, to bring a lot of balls back.
"It would have been the dream match for me to test my serve and volley against her power game, although it would never have been enough to just serve and volley as she loves a target. I think she's incredibly confident", she said.
"She's playing so well".
If Williams wins she'll become the first mother to win the Wimbledon trophy since Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980.
She was bed-ridden for six weeks and only returned to the tour in March, after initial hopes of defending her title in Australia.
"I still have a match to win", she said.
Williams explained that Markle's come to support her during Wimbledon over the past couple of years and now, her role and position has changed, but that their friendship remains very much the same. "There was definitely pressure towards the end", said Williams, who also completed the Serena Slam in 2003.
In addition to the issues relating to her health, Williams has also had to deal with being away from her daughter at such a precious moment in her child's development.