Heather Watson has received some sickening abuse on social media
It would be a remarkable rise for Watson, who goes for glory again alongside partner Henri Kontinen today.
At the other side of the net are Scot Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis, meaning it's the first mixed final since 1934 to feature a British player in both teams.
Today is a high. A final, in front of her home fans, at a Grand Slam.
But Watson hasn't always had it easy. She's competed in eight Wimbledons and has three times got within a set of the last week. Never has she done so.
Heather Watson will be out to defend her mixed doubles title alongside Henri Kontinen today
I’ve had people threatening to kill me and kill my family
This year she was dumped out by Victoria Azarenka but the mixed doubles is some relief for a player that has not always had it easy.
In 2015, Watson revealed she had been told to die by sick Twitter trolls.
“Oh, I’ve had death threats,” she said. “I’ve had people threatening to kill me and kill my family, wishing that I get cancer and die a slow, painful death. Horrible words I couldn’t even think up in my head, to be that mean.”
While last year one abuser wrote on Twitter that Watson “looked like a bus” and should go on a “crash diet”.
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She retorted: “They're not brave enough to say it in person. That's why they hide behind a computer.”
At other times, gamblers have taken out their anger on Watson.
"I don't know why they bet on us because our results are all over the place," she said.
"First of all, that's not very smart from them. What can you do? There's always going to be people saying stuff. It's, like, it comes with it.
Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis will be up against Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen
"You've just got to deal with it."
But today is one of the good days – one to enjoy, laugh and smile. And that's just what she's doing as she hunts down Wimbledon glory.
Her mood was best summed up yesterday, when she appeared at practice on her own.
Asked where Kontinen was, Watson responded: "He needed a lie-in. He's had a tough couple of days with his men's doubles and carrying me in the mixed!"