Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon

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At the conclusion of the final both players were incredibly gracious towards one another, with Serena more or less showing she wasn't near her best but gave it her all regardless, and Kerber giving credit to Williams for her comeback and all of her career accomplishments. "I was really happy to get this far" Serena Williams said speaking to the BBC.

Seeded at a lowly 12, he suffered the indignity of being exiled to Court Two for his second round.

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"I'm sure you'll win your next Grand Slam soon so congratulations for coming back".

Williams had been chasing a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles success and was close to tears at the end, saying on court: "It was such an incredible tournament for me". Actually had nothing - actually, every match this tournament I didn't have a start time.

Saturday's matchup is a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon final, when Williams beat Kerber.

She was also seeking to become the first mother to win Wimbledon since Australian Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

The moment Angelique Kerber won. "The powerful serve and court coverage are well and truly back, and it's really hard to see Serena actually lose the final".

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More than two hours later than originally scheduled, Williams and two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber are underway in their final on Centre Court.

Williams ended up being defeated by Kerber in the Wimbledon championship match, but she handled the loss with grace.

"For all the mums out there I was playing for you today", Williams said.

"I'd just like to tell all the mums, like, I had such a long struggle to come back, and it was really hard". Save for her match against Camilia Giorgi, Serena dispatched all her opponents - Arantza Rus, Viktoriya Tomova, Kristina Madenovic, Evgeniya Rodina, and Julia Gorges - in just two sets.

However, after a torrid 2017 which saw her regain and lose the world number one ranking, surrender her Australian Open title in the fourth round and US Open crown in the first round, Kerber and Beltz parted ways once again. "I'm literally just getting started so I'll look forward to it". "I think it is a completely new match", Kerber said.

"Angelique played really well", Williams said.

Williams played doubles with her sister Venus Williams at the Fed Cup in February.

Many couldn't help reiterating that the tennis star almost died of complications from her cesarean section.

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