Meghan Markle looks deflated as friend Serena Williams LOSES Wimbledon final

Emmett Rice
July 15, 2018

Angelique Kerber beat seven-time champion Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title and spoil the American's dream comeback as a mum.

It also sets up a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon final that ended with Williams winning in a close 7-5, 6-3 straight sets win.

It was not to be for Williams, who was attempting to draw level with Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slam titles - and the first since she gave birth to her daughter. "We also changed my serve a little bit - and the fact I served good in the important moments was one of the key points in the match".

Kerber is the first German women's singles champion in more than 2 decades at Wimbledon (Steffi Graf 1996), her composed, confident game got her the result and should help propel her into the upcoming summer hard court season. Williams was forced to withdraw from the French Open with a strained muscle, and is in danger of losing her in her second grand slam of the year.

Two months later, she returned to the All England Club as the No. 25 seed - ranked No. 181 in the world - in just her fourth tournament since becoming a mother. However, her efforts were not enough to reverse the course of the game as the tenacious Kerber regained her composure to seal a 6-3 win in the opening set. But when she looks back on this fortnight she will surely be flooded with overwhelming pride.

"It was such an wonderful tournament for me", Serena said after the match, getting emotional. "I'm literally just getting started so I'll look forward to it". So often when the American plays, tennis becomes a very simple equation: if she gets into her veracious groove she triumphs. She has added a more aggressive element to her game in recent years.

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Nadal won the first set before losing the second one. "I felt like it was getting better and better as time went on". Nadal has 17 while Djokovic has stalled on 12 since completing the career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2016.

'I'm completely a supporter of women, and women's sport obviously, ' Williams said. In fact, Williams and Markle, along with Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, attended the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, England, earlier this month to cheer on both Prince Harry and Prince William, who were playing for charity. Actually had nothing - actually, every match this tournament I didn't have a start time.

"I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and nearly didn't make it, to be honest".

"I was in a really fortunate situation where I know my body well, and I am who I am", she said.

Duchess Meghan of Sussex and Duchess Kate of Cambridge in the Royal Box. And she delivered a pair of down-the-line forehand passing winners to grab the last break of Williams she'd need, for a 4-2 edge in the second set.

"We tried to improve my tennis by being more aggressive", Kerber explained.

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