At times, especially at the US Open last September when she had a meltdown, the stress it has caused her has been all too obvious; but as she prepares to face the Czech Barbora Strycova in the semi-finals on Thursday she seems at ease.
Konta wasn't the only player to waste a 4-1 lead on Monday.
But just because Williams is a Wimbledon legend doesn't mean the American will roll over her Czech opponent.
"She beat so many great players".
"Is that in your professional tennis opinion?" snapped the British player.
"I'm looking forward to it so much". But then Riske broke late in the second set to drive towards levelling up the fixture. A win also gives Serena her fourth straight Wimbledon final appearance. She will next play former No. 1 Simona Halep. Visit SportsLine now to see Gavin Mair's strong Wimbledon semifinal picks, all from the acclaimed expert who correctly predicted world No. 1 and pre-Wimbledon favorite Ash Barty would be eliminated early.
Asked if she wanted to win a grand slam in the future, Konta said: "Please don't patronise me".
"I just needed to get it out of the way, put the business bun up and just get to business", Williams said. "Yeah, I don't have much else to say to your question". Again, I'm ready for a war. There was a lot more wind and things like that.
"I think overall we played really well for our first time playing together". Serena Williams Admits to Apologising to Naomi Osaka After Controversial US Open Defeat Last Year. She received three code violations and was penalized a point and one game. And the third came after she called Ramos "a thief".
For Halep - who aside from Williams was the only player in the quarter-finals to have won a Grand Slam, taking the French Open past year - it is her second Wimbledon semi-final. But first, she'll be back out on Centre Court later Tuesday to play mixed doubles with Andy Murray.
Zhang led 4-1 in the first set and had four break points, but Halep saved them all. When Konta's next forehand thumped the net the set was over and effectively so was her challenge.
"It feels wonderful", Svitolina said. She had dropped to 50 after last year's Wimbledon, but is projected to rise to 15 after this year's championships.
The champion at the All England Club in 2017 and French Open in 2016 wrote on Twitter that it was "the end of an Extraordinary ride". She is now ranked 27th and lost in the first round at this year's Wimbledon tournament.
Barbora Strycova celebrates victory over Johanna Konta.