For Williams’s previous six opponents it was honour enough to be on court on her. Kerber, though, believed she could beat her.
In a nerveless display of supreme shot-making and guile, Kerber repeated her 2016 Australian Open final triumph over Williams with a commanding 6-3 6-3 victory in Saturday’s title showdown at The All England Club.
If Williams does earn one more, it’ll tie her with Margaret Court for the all-time record of 24.
The seven-time champion has lost only one set en route to the final. I have so much to look forward to.
@serenawilliams will be holding a trophy again soon-she’s got the greatest one waiting at home for her -and our family knows she’ll win many more trophies, too.
The German, the third player to face Serena Williams three or more times in a Grand Slam final alongside Venus Williams (nine) and Sharapova (four), owns the sixth highest winning percentage on grass among active players.
They will sit in the Royal Box for the ladies’ singles final between American Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber of Germany.
The 30-year-old gave Williams a very different test to what had come before, with Kerber among the leading counter-punchers in the game.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrived in their preppy best on Saturday to watch the Wimbledon final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber. “It was such a long way to see light at the end of the road”, she said. But when she looks back on this fortnight she will surely be flooded with overwhelming pride.
After the match, during an interview, Serena got a bit emotional sharing that: ‘It was such an fantastic tournament for me. “I’m literally just getting started”.
Williams was ranked No. 1 in the world when she took her maternity leave before welcoming a daughter in September with her then-fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. “I was really happy to get this far”. I’m really, really sure. “I think it is a completely new match”, Kerber said.
Serbian star Djokovic toppled Rafael Nadal in a gripping five-set affair, while Anderson overcame John Isner after 50 games in the final set.
“Almost didn’t make it, to be honest”, Williams said shortly after completing her 6-2, 6-4 semifinal victory over 13th-seeded Julia Goerges on Thursday.
The moment Angelique Kerber won.
This is the first time the two have made a public appearance together without their husbands, Prince Harry and Prince William!