The 2015 Wimbledon finalist has always appeared to have a game well-suited to grass.
"Every tennis player knows just to focus on the task at hand", she said.
Sure, the occasion can affect you but so too can having Venus in front of you.
Results, however, had largely failed to meet expectations until this year, when she has rediscovered the sort of form to suggest this will not be her last grand slam success. But the best part of it perhaps was what was behind her.
"That's one of the reasons I don't play singles anymore because I don't want to put my body through the struggles anymore", Hingis said. "I have to go out there and take it and play well".
On Saturday, the 10th-seeded American will participate in her second Grand Slam final of the season, this time against 14th-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain.
Muguruza was just six years old when Williams made her first Wimbledon final. It's been a blessing.
In Thursday's opening semifinal, Muguruza overwhelmed 87th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 6-1 in just over an hour. It's very different at the end of the week.
Venus Williams storms into her 9th Wimbledon Final at the All England Club. Of the 18 finals in that time, only four have not contained either of them.
Williams also has years of singles and doubles experience to draw upon, with a game that adapts perfectly to this surface. It was a risky strategy, going for so much pace on a second serve, but it worked. This time, she faces the resurgent elder Williams.
But with a wide-open court, she dumped an off-forehand into the next before Muguruza escaped trouble with an ace and another Williams forehand error. "It is very impressive", Muguruza said of Williams' lasting power.
Download the News Nation Mobile App and stay connected with top stories from India and around the world. "Points have been quick". It was truly magnificent, the support that I had. "Yeah, I definitely grew up watching [Boris] Becker and [Stefan] Edberg".
"I've played a lot of finals here". I think it's a huge difference.
Victory would make him this tournament's most successful male player, taking him clear of both Pete Sampras and William Renshaw in the all-time list.
She has won five of her six matches without dropping a set, the only blot coming when she had to come from a set down to defeat Wang Qiang in the second round.
Asked to send a message to her absent coach Sumyk, Muguruza lifted her trophy to the camera and said: "Here it is".