Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams in Wimbledon final, wins third Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber spoiled Serena Williams‘ dream comeback as a mom by beating her 6-3 6-3 in the final of Wimbledon, even though the seven-time champion had Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle rooting for her from the Royal Box.

In a rematch of their 2016 title match at Wimbledon, the 11th-seeded Kerber broke seed No.25 Williams’ serve in the very first game. Even though Williams broke back to level at 2-2 and held serve in the following game to establish lead for the first time, Kerber won four consecutive games and victoriously finished the first set.

The second set went with serve until the sixth game, when Kerber earned a 4-2 lead, and the German never looked back, soon afterwards finishing the set in which she never even faced a break point.

The match was pretty straightforward, Kerber was steady and calm, while Williams seemed more nervous, piling up unforced errors, albeit largely because of her opponent’s superb returns. After winning the championship point, the former No.1 Kerber collapsed on to the ground and covered her eyes, while Williams didn’t look disappointed, being happy to go that far at a Grand Slam so soon after giving birth.

Wearing the Adidas x Palace apparel, Kerber defeated Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the first round, then American Claire Liu (the only player that won a set against Kerber this fortnight), seed No.18 Naomi Osaka in the third round, Belinda Bencic in the fourth, seed No.14 Daria Kasatkina in the quarterfinals, seed No.12 Jelena Ostapenko in the semis, and finally Serena, her first victory over the American on grass.

The world No.10 Kerber now needs only the French Open title to complete a Career Slam, as she’s won the 2016 Australian Open, the 2016 US Open and Wimbledon 2018.

 

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6 thoughts on “Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams in Wimbledon final, wins third Grand Slam title

  1. TheRealDeal

    Congrats to the amazing Angie Kerber on her 2nd Wimbledon title, and super congrats to Mama Serena for making it this far. Serena, you’re still the queen and the real MVP/champ. Keep pressing forward, for the next two slams are just around the bend. It’s so heart-touching and thrilling to observe all that you do. God bless both you ladies!

  2. Claire

    I saw the match! I was also convinced that Serena would win, but it is a pleasant surprise to see Angelique Kerber back in business. True, Serena gave away a lot, but Kerber did Everything right. What a champ!! it’s gutsy to come back like this after such a long dive. Congratulations to Angie! As for Serena, she has made a remarkable tournament very soon after child birth and should be proud of it, even if it doesn’t feel that way for the moment. Sure she’ll be back!

  3. TheRealDeal

    Oops, my bad! I meant to say congrats to Angie Kerber on her 1st Wimbledon title, not her 2nd. Job well done!

  4. C

    I was always going to be bother happy and sad regardless of who won and lost because both women are amazing. I had a feeling Serena was going to struggle but Angie being so solid was a pleasant surprise! I’m so happy she’s won a Slam again. Serena being here not even a year after giving birth and struggling healthwise is incredible, she should be all good to win the US Open 🙂

  5. Marija Post author

    Both Serena’s and Angie’s achievement is outstanding. Serena making a Wimbledon final while still not being in full form after child birth is amazing, and Angie kind of sneaked through the draw, as focus was on other players until the later stages of the tournament.

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