Kerber beats Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win 1st Wimbledon title

Kerber beats Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win 1st Wimbledon title

Kerber beats Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win 1st Wimbledon title

Germany's Angelique Kerber returns the ball to US player Serena Williams during their women's singles final match on the day 12 of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, July 14, 2018.

It is Kerber's third grand slam title after her victories at the Australian and US Opens in 2016.

Serena Williams dedicated her performance at this year's Wimbledon tennis championships to "all the mums out there".

Kerber had an incredibly impressive tournament before her win, and her season was equally solid, CBS Sports reported.

In doing so, Kerber prevented Williams from claiming an eighth title at Wimbledon and 24th from all Grand Slam tournaments, which would have equaled Margaret Court's record.

Williams was competing in her first grand slam final since she took maternity leave to give birth to her daughter after winning her last honour in Melbourne at the 2017 Australian Open.

"It's insane. I don't even know how to feel, you know, because literally, I didn't expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back", Williams said according to ESPN. It's obviously disappointing but I can't be disappointed.

She is the first German to win a Wimbledon Singles title since Steffi Graf in 1996. "For all the moms out there, I was playing for you today".

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Kerber broke Williams' serve to open the match - a rare and startling achievement.

In an interview after the game, her voice quivering, Williams told mothers that she was playing for them at Wimbledon and they can achieve whatever they want to if they choose to return to work after having a child.

Kerber means business when she's hanging for dear life far end of her deuce court and somehow both stretching and coiling into herself for a deep backhand cross court that makes sure that the point stays within her reach or out of the opponent's sight in the next couple of shots.

'Today she played in the final at Wimbledon.

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. "I can, you know, come out and be a contender to win Grand Slams". "I didn't know I would have such, kind of, traumatic thoughts". Williams, meanwhile, played tight from the outset.

She recovered from 2-0 down to lead 3-2, clinching the fifth game with a 125mph ace, the fastest serve of the women's tournament.

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Williams' good friend the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle watched from the Royal Box.

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