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What Will Serena Williams Serve Us At Wimbledon This Weekend?

After a year in which she has dealt with some health scares, Williams reclaimed her fitness and her game. She is favored against Angelique Kerber to win her eighth Wimbledon singles title.
Serena Williams serves against Evgeniya Rodina of Russia during their Ladies' Singles fourth round match on day seven of Wimbledon on July 9, 2018 in London. Source: Clive Mason

American tennis player Serena Williams will play in the Wimbledon Ladies singles final for the tenth time on Saturday. She is favored against Germany's Angelique Kerber to win her eighth Wimbledon singles title. And Williams has lost only one set in her six matches so far.

"There's a sense we've seen this movie before," says Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Jon Wertheim.

Yet even a veteran tennis writer such as Wertheim, who's in London covering the tournament, is surprised. Very surprised.

"In a macro sense, what she's doing is remarkable," Wertheim says. "She gave birth less than a year ago, it was a difficult

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