Wimbledon: Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton to cheer on Serena Williams

Wimbledon: Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton to cheer on Serena Williams

Wimbledon: Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton to cheer on Serena Williams

This is Kerber's first Wimbledon title following her 6-3, 6-3 victory over seven-time champion Williams.

Serena Williams, after making it to the Wimbledon final almost a year after giving birth, suffered a awful defeat, falling to rival Angelique Kerber! She didn't care to be the story - not until she did something worth writing about. "And I tried", said Williams, 36, just 10 months after a hard childbirth that was followed by grave medical complications. "To all the moms out there, I was playing for you and I tried but Angelique played really well, she played out of her mind", Williams added.

An even start to the second followed, but Williams was unable to build sustained pressure as Kerber continued to display sublime defensive skills.

Williams had fought back from a set down in the quarter-finals against Camila Giorgi, but the fighting spirit was clearly spent this time. "I was really happy to get this far", Serena said after the match. "I know that sounds weird, but I worked out a lot and I worked hard". "I'm obviously disappointed but I can't be - because I'm literally just getting started". "My first memories were of watching Steffi here, winning all the matches", she said, smiling.

Serena Williams was a guest at the royal wedding
Image Serena Williams was a guest at the royal wedding

Kerber ended the set with two consecutive breaks to to take it 6-3, using the whole court to defend and counter-attack properly, hitting massively and with nearly no risk at all.

"I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it, to be honest". I'm sure you will have your next Grand Slam title soon. "I look forward to continuing to be back out here and do what I do best".

These weren't just words of obligatory appreciation, it was an assessment of a player, who had to survive 125 miles per hour aces to rightfully lay her hands on the Venus Rosewater Dish for the first time.

Harry Potter star Emma Watson joined the Duchess Meghan of Sussex and Duchess Kate of Cambridge in the Royal Box for the clash while sporting royalty such as Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton were in Williams' box cheering on the American. Unforced error after unforced error led to her losing consecutive sets, 6-3, to fall short of the title. "Sometimes we expect so much from Serena because she has delivered so much in the past". Kerber being left handed is one of the key elements but combined with her return, the best on tour, she possesses the blueprint to pull out entertaining, epic matches no matter the kind of opponent.

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