Stop and let that breathe for a moment. She has won 23 Grand Slam titles in singles in her career so far, but this one would be different.
The 23-time major victor can match the Australian legend's total of Slam titles on Saturday, though Williams already holds the record for most Open Era crowns won. She's coming back and for me also I'm coming back from 2017.
"I lost count after four surgeries because I was in so many surgeries", she said. I had to have multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it to be honest.
"I remember, I couldn't even walk to my mailbox. I am a solicitor and I know how painful it is to go to work and then have to get up in the middle of the night".
Williams is gearing up to clinch her 24th grand slam and probably the sweetest victory of all following the birth of her 10-month-old baby girl Alexis Ohanian.
She was bed-ridden for 6 weeks and only returned to the tour in March. Outside expectations were couched.
Even for a player who missed eight months due to knee surgery after her 2003 Wimbledon win, another six in 2006, which she later blamed on depression, and had a year out after lacerating her foot on broken glass following her 2010 Wimbledon triumph, this comeback has perhaps been her biggest challenge. That changed last week.
Williams is helped at the All England Club by the fact her power game is perfectly suited to grass and because the rallies are shorter she does not need to expend as much energy as on clay, which is a much slower, energy-sapping surface.
Besieged by allegations that results of matches between the pair were "fixed" by Richard, the situation became ugly at Indian Wells when Venus withdrew injured just before her 2001 semi-final against Serena. You have icon, absolutely unarguably or arguably one of the greatest athletes of all-time: male, female, black, white, " she said. The two faced-off in the 2016 finals, where Williams was victorious.
"It's been a insane 10 months", Williams said.
"In a way, it's by far the toughest year for me, but in a way it's by far the best".
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"It's like, come on guys, this is pretty awesome".
The 70-minute 6-2 6-4 destruction, during which Williams was made to run up and down the baseline and also chased after lobs as Goerges desperately tried to stay alive, left both King and nine-times champion Martina Navratilova open mouthed. But she needs the match of her life. Asked if Williams was reaching a broader audience now, Smoller said: "Of course". I mean, even this week, I had a pain in my leg, and I went to the worst-case scenario: Oh, my God, I have a PE in my leg. "I know that sounds weird, but I worked out a lot and I worked hard".
That's a revealing confession from a player who has appeared as mentally unflappable as any other woman in this tournament.
"I can't speak for Serena but I can speak for being a champion on some level, and this isn't a human rights issue, there should be a right".
The victory over Goerges extended Williams' winning streak at Wimbledon to 20 matches, dating to the start of the 2015 edition.
'She know the feeling to going out on this stage where you are in the finals, especially here.
We can not just see the player is in the final dropping only one set in an open field. "For me, it would have been an interesting match-up and the competitor in me would have fancied my chances!"
A poor drop shot handed Williams a 4-2 lead in the second, the seven-time champion having executed a crisp backhand the point before that Goerges could get nowhere near. What she's seeded is not going to determine her winning this event. I was still pregnant at this time previous year. The German has had a much tougher run-in and I expect her to test Williams.
Her extraordinary career just keeps breaking new ground but what would make this title special is not where it places her in history for sheer numbers, rather the role it will play in showing women around the world what is possible. "I want to get as many as I can". "So I'm not even there yet".