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Kerber beats Williams to claim maiden Wimbledon title

Kerber beats Williams to claim maiden Wimbledon title

Germany's Angelique Kerber claimed her first Wimbledon title with a convincing 6-3, 6-3 victory against seven-time champion Serena Williams on Saturday.

At the conclusion of the men's match, Serena Williams will attempt to win an eighth Wimbledon title as she faces Angelique Kerber in a repeat of the 2016 final.

It's Kerber's first Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam title in her tennis career.

Serena Williams cried after she dedicated her Wimbledon performance "to all the moms out there" after reaching the final just ten months after almost dying during childbirth.

Serena Williams vowed to use the pain of her shock Wimbledon final defeat against Angelique Kerber to fuel her bid for future Grand Slam glory.

Tennis superstar Serena Williams had a message for mothers after her loss at Wimbledon: "I was playing for you today".

"I'd just like to tell all the moms, I had such a long struggle to come back and it was really hard", Williams explained in her post-match interview.

Alexis Ohanian posted a photo of the tennis champion onto Instagram with the caption "just getting started".

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"I am sitting here and I am the champion but it's still not really in my mind [that it is real]", she said. "I think that was part of what I had to learn after 2016, a process I had to go through".

American great Billie Jean King said William's run to the final so soon into her return showed how special she is. From the young girl trying to make in a world where the odds are against her, to Black America where an entire system is set up as an obstacle. After another two months away, she played in the French Open in May, withdrawing in the fourth round with an injured pectoral muscle.

Two years after losing to Williams with a title on the line at Centre Court, Kerber came through. That she has been one of the most consistent players on tour this year, making the quarterfinals or better in Melbourne, Indian Wells, Paris and Wimbledon, and returned to a top-10 ranking is a remarkable achievement and a testament to her mental strength, even if it has gone virtually unnoticed until now. Williams, meanwhile, played tight from the outset.

"I am still sure that we haven't seen the best Angie", he told a small group of reporters.

Kerber bided her time as she waited for a high lob to drop and she whacked a forehand down the line to open up her first match point.

Kerber looked impeccable during her 6-3, 6-3 win over Ostapenko where she dragged her young opponent all across the court.

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who is a close personal friend of Williams, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, watched on from the Royal Box.


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