"I do know I feel good"
“I haven't had a tremendous amount of time to prepare for this. But, you know, like I said in the beginning of this tournament, each and every match for me has to count as, like, five or ten matches because I have not played a lot.
This is the first time since Australia that I actually felt, like, good,” she said. “It's been a really, really long year for me already, and hard year, because I'm usually not typically injured.
“I don't know where I am [in terms of fitness]. I do know I feel good. Now that I feel good, I can actually focus on training and technique and practice, something that I just literally haven't been able to do a lot of.”
To win Wimbledon would give her that 24th Grand Slam trophy that she has been chasing since she came back from maternity leave last year. Two major finals have come and gone and still she has not claimed that one title that would put her level with Margaret Court. As this year, with all its injury woes, has gone on, she has looked less and less likely to reach the magic 24th.
But now that she is fit again, anything seems possible.