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Serena Williams says her best is still to come

SO NEAR: Serena Williams was beaten by Angelique Kerber

SERENA WILLIAMS said she was still on the comeback trail following her Wimbledon final defeat at the hands of Angelique Kerber.

In reaching the final even the most ardent of Williams supporters were flabbergasted by the 23-Grand Slam winners resolve to compete in only her fourth tournament since giving birth to her daughter Alexis.

Talking to the The Voice Williams said she tried to win it for all of the working mums out there. “Well, I just like to tell all the mums, like, I had such a long struggle to come back, and it was really difficult,” Williams said candidly.

She continued: “Honestly, I feel like if I can do it, they can do it. I'm just that person, that vessel, that's saying, ‘you can be whatever you want to be. If you want to go back to work,’ and to me after becoming a mum, I feel like there's no pressure to do that because having a child is a completely full-time job. But to those that do want to go back, you know, you can do it, you can really do it.”

Reflecting on her showing over two weeks at SW19 she enthused: “It was a great opportunity for me. I didn't know a couple of months ago where I was, where I would be, how I would do, how I would be able to come back. It was such a long way to see light at the end of the road kind of.

“So I think these two weeks have really showed me that, okay, I can compete. Obviously I can compete for the long run in a Grand Slam. I can, you know, come out and be a contender to win Grand Slams.”

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