Williams sure she can do better
Serena Williams left the Centre Court crowd open-mouthed with a brutal dismantling of Victoria Azarenka, but was adamant that she had not actually performed that well.
The 30-year-old was almost unplayable as she booked her place in a seventh Wimbledon final, crushing the second seed with an awesome display of serving and hitting from the baseline, but she was still not afterwards.
"During the match I thought I didn't serve that well," she said. "I didn't think that my percentages were up there. I had no idea I had served that many aces. It didn't feel like it. During the match I was just thinking... I had no idea I had hit that many."
She sent down an All England Club record 24 aces and landed 45 winners as she left Azarenka squealing behind the baseline - a noise some members of the crowd unfairly reproduced throughout.
When it was put to Williams that she was "slamming" her way around the Court, she replied: "I didn't realise I was slamming. Maybe I didn't play the same match that people saw. Maybe I need to watch the film. I didn't realise, I was just trying to do well."
Williams is now the unbackable favourite to lift a 14th grand slam title, while she and Venus are still alive in the doubles after they booked a semi-final berth just hours after Serena's triumph.
However, she knows she has a more than tricky opponent lying in wait for her if she is to add to her list of singles honours.
"She is really good at everything," Williams added of the Pole who, if she wins a maiden major trophy on Saturday, will be the new world number one.
"She has unbelievable hands and will chase down every ball. It will not be easy at all. She's already ranked ahead of me so I think it will be a really good match."