I lost count after, like, four surgeries because I was in so many surgeries. It was just routine every day, I had to have a new surgery. Because of all the blood issues I have, I was really touch-and-go for a minute. But after starting Wimbledon ranked world No. She beat Julia Goerges on Thursday, and can now become only the second ever mum to win Wimbledon after Evonne Goolagong in Video Loading Video Unavailable.
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Venus WIliams wurde am Am Februar setzte sich Rechtshänderin zum ersten mal an die Spitze der Weltrangliste, verlor aber vier Grand-Slam-Turniere in Folge gegen ihre Schwester Serena, mit der sie im Doppel 24 Titel feierte. Insgesamt stand sie in ihrer Karriere elf Wochen lang auf dem ersten Platz der Weltrangliste.
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In Sydney , she withdrew with gastrointestinal illness after defeating Elina Svitolina in the opening round. Kerber was the seventh seed at the Australian Open and beat Misaki Doi in the first round, having been a match point down. She then scored a triplet of straight-set wins over Alexandra Dulgheru , Brengle, and compatriot Annika Beck to reach her first quarterfinal in Melbourne, completing the sweep of quarterfinal appearances at all four Grand Slams in the process. In the quarterfinals, she avenged her Brisbane loss by beating two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, her first win against the Belarusian, to advance to her third Grand Slam semifinal.
The year-old American had been the firm favourite to crown her remarkable comeback with her eighth All England Club singles title, but instead she was outplayed and outsmarted by Angelique Kerber. Kerber, the first German to win the title since Steffi Graf in , beat Williams , in just 65 minutes to avenge her defeat by the former world No 1 in the final here two years ago. The year-old German, who had beaten Williams in the Australian Open final to claim the first of her three Grand Slam titles, was the better player from start to finish. The American has made a remarkable return to top-flight tennis since beginning her comeback in March, but this was only her fourth tournament back. In climbing back up the world rankings in the last six months — she fell from No 1 to No 21 during the course of but will be back at No 4 next week — Kerber has shown a greater willingness to go for her shots, particularly on her forehand.