Don't talk about it she said the whole tournament. But the "Serena Slam" is now just one win away, a win against a No.20 seed in her first ever major final. Having won the US Open, last year, Australian Open and French Open, this year, Serena Williams is just a victory over Garbine Muguruza away from holding all four Grand Slams.
Serena has been good, not so good and hanging by her fingernails in this Wimbledon 2015, but what has never been in doubt is the American's ability to come up trumps when required.
Every time she has had her back to the wall, she has come out fighting, and there is no better player in women's tennis to do that than the world number one.
While Serena faced a few tough opponents on her way to the final, the semifinal certainly wasn't one of those as the five-time Wimbledon champion blazed past Maria Sharapova, like she always does, with consummate ease.
"It's never easy to beat such a great player who's had such a wonderful career," Serena, who hasn't lost to Sharapova in 11 years said after her 6-2, 6-4 victory. "So, I don't know. Whenever you play someone that you know, has beaten you before, you really get really focused, I think. That's what I do.
"Whenever I know I have to play Maria, I know I have to be focused because she wasn't the best in the world for no reason."
Serena's opponent in the final – Muguruza – is on a dream run, playing some wonderful tennis, while looking like she has been performing on the grass courts of the All-England Club all her life.
The Spaniard was quite impressive in the semifinal as well, finding a way past the canny Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets to make it to her first ever Wimbledon final.
Serena knows facing a player in her first Grand Slam is always a tricky proposition, even if she has coped with that well enough in the past.
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"It's definitely not an easy matchup," Serena said of facing Muguruza. "She actually has a win against me. We had a tough match the last time we played. And she's given me problems in the past.
"So this time I have to just go in it, like have fun and do the best that I can, just try to stay positive and stay focused."
The key for Muguruza in the final on Saturday will be not to get overawed by the occasion. Centre Court, Wimbledon final, capacity crowd, Serena Williams, can all get a little too much for a 21-year-old in her first Grand Slam final, but the Spaniard needs to play with the blinkers on.
To be fair, Muguruza has shown no signs of the occasion getting to her. If anything, the big stage has only spurred her on to playing some outstanding tennis.
Against Radwanska in the semifinal, Muguruza started the match like a house on fire, hitting some outstanding groundstrokes to leave the Pole befuddled. While Muguruza lost that momentum a little bit from the second half of the second set, that early phase, in particular, showed she is capable of producing some high-quality tennis on the big stage.
"It means a lot," Muguruza said when asked about making this final. "You work all your life to achieve Grand Slam final, to be in this situation. It's like a dream, like a present after the hard work.
"I think is the best final you can play. To have Serena in the Wimbledon final I think is the hardest match you can have. If you want to win a Grand Slam, when you dream, you say, I want Serena in the final.
"She's like one of the best players in all these years. So it's obviously I think the best challenge to have."
The last 5 matches of Serena Williams
09.07.2015 Serena Williams - Maria Sharapova 2:0 W
07.07.2015 Serena Williams - Victoria Azarenka 2:1 W
06.07.2015 Serena Williams - Venus Williams 2:0 W
03.07.2015 Serena Williams - Heather Watson 2:1 W
02.07.2015 Serena Williams - Timea Babos 2:0 W
The last 5 matches of Garbine Muguruza
09.07.2015 Garbine Muguruza - Agnieszka Radwanska 2:1 W
07.07.2015 Garbine Muguruza - Timea Bacsinszky 2:0 W
06.07.2015 Caroline Wozniacki - Garbine Muguruza 0:2 W
04.07.2015 Garbine Muguruza - Angelique Kerber 2:1 W
02.07.2015 Garbine Muguruza - Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 2:1 W
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