Serena Williams Defeated At Wimbledon: Upset Again By Angelique Kerber In Final

Serena Williams Defeated At Wimbledon: Upset Again By Angelique Kerber In Final

It was a rematch of the 2016 final, which Williams won, but this time there was no doubt who was the better player and Kerber was able to celebrate her third grand slam title, becoming the first German singles champion at Wimbledon since Steffi Graf in 1996.

Kerber, a two-time Grand Slam champion, is playing in her first major final since her triumph at the 2016 U.S. Open.

That meant Williams fell short in her bid to match Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam singles crowns, but the veteran is adamant reaching the final is the beginning of her comeback not the end.

30-year-old Angelique Kerber has won her first Wimbledon title after defeating favourite Serena Williams in two straight sets.

The seven-time champion has lost only one set en route to the final.

"I'm 30 already. I had so much experience over the years".

The most encouraging moment was when Serena showed a flash of her unique, on-court ferocity. Former World No 1 Boris Becker has picked Serena has the victor against Angelique Kerber when the two clash in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

It also stopped her joining Court, Evonne Goolagong and Kim Clijsters as the only mothers to win Grand Slam titles in the professional era.

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Ahead of Saturday's Wimbledon final, Williams had opened up about her "wonderful friendship" with Markle.

Williams broke back but consecutive double-faults undermined her at 3-3 and she then struck a forehand long to hand the initiative to her opponent who quickly held for 5-3. "I knew that I have to take my first chance because you never know with Serena", she said.

Williams endured life-saving surgery after Olympia's hard delivery and serving as an inspiration to mothers all over the world had been part of the former world one's decision to return to tennis.

However, to numerous viewers, "all that she can be" is more than enough.

'I'm completely a supporter of women, and women's sport obviously, ' Williams said. I'm really, really sure.

At the final point she ran up to the Royal Box and hugged her coach Wim Fissette, who she turned to after a poor 2017 season dropped her down the rankings. I think by losing, it will incentivise her even more to do well for the rest of the year, to get really fit and get back.

Williams gave birth just over 10 months ago, then was treated for blood clots. Kerber displayed an uncanny ability to absorb this power by retrieving well on both flanks and whenever the opportunity presented itself, turn the heat back on Williams.

Novak Djokovoic finally overcame Rafael Nadal - after play was carried over from Friday evening - 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 over five hours and 16 minutes on their 52nd meeting.

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