Serena Williams advances to her 10th Wimbledon final with victory over Julia Goerges

On the flip side, she said motherhood has dramatically changed her life for the better. Asked if this has been her most difficult year, Williams said: “I don’t know if it’s been the toughest because I have Olympia. For me, I only see joy out of it. In a way, it’s by far the toughest, but, in a way, it’s by far the best.”