Serena Williams demonstrated that having a baby had not robbed her of any of her phenomenal tennis skills when she became the first mother in 38 years to reach the Wimbledon final, with a 6-2 6-4 demolition of Germany's Julia Goerges on Thursday.
With her compatriot already advancing to the final, Goerges hoped to make it an all-German affair, but Williams proved too strong in the second of two disappointingly one-sided semi-finals. "These are the matches I was working for as a kid and to be in the final at Wimbledon is great".
"I know she played a lot of good matches where she came back from a score like that, when she has nothing to lose", Kerber said.
Ostapenko, 21, had admitted she cracked under the strain of defending the French Open title when she lost in the first round last month.
Though she composed herself at the start of the second, a drop-shot agonisingly clipped the net before dropping back onto her own side as Williams clinched the break.
Kerber looked anxious and Ostapenko had a point to close to within a game but she dumped a backhand return into net and then coughed up two more errors to hand Kerber victory.
Kerber is a two-time major champion and will be playing in her fourth Grand Slam final. She won the grass-court tournament the last two times she played it, in 2015 and 2016, before missing it a year ago while pregnant.
Facing the mighty Williams woman will be her toughest task of her comeback plan and Goerges, who has climbed to 10th in the world this year and has earned over $7m in her career, said: "I haven't allowed myself to think about it".
She is on a 19-match winning streak at the All England Club, with her last defeat coming against France's Alize Cornet in the 2014 third round.
The remainder of the trip will see the President in Scotland where will enjoy a weekend of golf at his Turnberry resort. The trek, coming more than a year and a half into his presidency, does not have the trappings of a state visit.
The US President and the First Lady will land at Stansted Airport, Essex, to start his visit to London and the south of England. Ms Elliott, who is originally from Virginia, said she is hopeful there could be a state visit by Mr Trump next year.
Finally, to meet the Irish President Michael Higgins , Markle donned a taupe Roland Mouret dress with a draped folding skirt. Later in the day at Croke Park, Meghan rocked a black Givenchy suit with Sarah Flint pumps .
They were only fingernails, but to Shridhar Chillal , cutting them off probably felt a bit like cutting off his own hand. Though his fragile nails complicated many everyday activities, like sleeping, Chillal has led a mostly normal life.
More worrying, however, oxygen levels in the cave were falling. "We have more expertise than yesterday", he said on Tuesday. Scattered monsoon rains continued to risk percolating through the limestone cave walls to flood the tunnels with water.
England's run in the World Cup came to an end on Wednesday night after a 2-1 defeat in extra time to Croatia in the semi finals. A first World Cup final since 1966 and a showdown with France agonisingly slipped away.
His grandson said Mr Rodriguez does not speak much English and did not understand why he was being attacked . The man, Rodolfo Rodriguez, said he was out for a walk when he was struck in the head by a concrete block.
Antonin Scalia, who served as an associate justice from 1986 to his death in 2016, earned $60,000 in noninvestment income in 2014. Texas may have an ally to gain if President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , is confirmed.
He accused the company of taking advantage of the poor and defenseless while giving bargains to countries in Europe and elsewhere. Across the industry, Wells Fargo found, companies rose drug prices on 63 products and lowered prices on 64 products in June.
Amazon India prepares for its most anticipated event yet
Now, shoppers are being enticed to make some purchases at both Whole Foods and Amazon .com over the next few days. What to expect from Prime Day 2018? A woman uses an Amazon Fire TV in an undated marketing image from Amazon .
Sarri identifies five signings for Chelsea
The contract is worth £5.3million a year and has the option of a further year, according to the Daily Express . Asked if he thinks Sarri will end up at Chelsea , De Laurentiis added, "I do not know".
Harry Kane says England defeat will hurt for a long time
England ladies also found themselves in the World Cup finals three years ago, only to be beaten 2-1 by Japan in the final game. Four years is a long time to wait for the next chance". "It's to go again and try to achieve our dreams".
Is Brett Kavanaugh Catholic?
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Ex-Trump aide: Stormy Daniels arrest 'reeks of entrapment'
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, which Trump has denied. However, Trump - who initially denied knowledge of the payment - subsequently conceded that Cohen was in fact reimbursed.
"US Not Treated Fairly But I believe In NATO", Says Trump
Of the alliance, he said it was "very unified, very strong, no problem". "Germany is one of our closest allies", he pointed out. The officials said Trump threatened to "do his own thing". "So I think [Trump] has every justification for saying it".
Brexit campaigners seek to harden May's EU plan next week
He said as much in a damning resignation letter, lamenting that the Brexit Dream was "dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". They "didn't represent the majority of opinion in the conservative party or house of commons", he said.
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Mr Trump will meet the US Ambassador at Winfield House after arriving and then head to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. A giant six-metre-high blimp of Trump depicted as an orange baby in nappies is also expected to fly over the capital.
Samira Mighty Has Quit Love Island
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A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final
This is mainly why South Africans are so proud that France have reached the 2018 Fifa World Cup final. Umtiti said: "I've known him for many years, he's always been a leader, he has that in him".