To win Wimbledon would give the American that 24th Grand Slam trophy that she has been chasing.
It was if we had come full circle. When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal started chasing each other around the world 15 years ago, Roger was the king of Wimbledon and Rafa was the king of Roland Garros.
As they butted heads in final after final at both venues, it seemed as if those lines of demarcation would never change. And then they did, suddenly and dramatically: Rafa won in SW19 in 2008 and Roger won in Paris the following year.