It's just the beginning, says beaten Serena

Emmett Rice
July 16, 2018

Players who are capable of attack but are traditionally defensive-minded hold all the Grand Slams between them right now - Sloane Stephens is the reigning US Open champion, Caroline Wozniacki won Australian Open this year, Halep the French Open and Kerber clinched Wimbledon.

Kerber has been just as dominant as Williams in the Wimbledon tournament heading into the final.

Many were rooting for the athlete during this year's Wimbledon season not only because of her obvious talent but also because of her being just one victory away from tying Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams.

The 36-year-old Williams, who was seeking a 24th Grand Slam title, 10 months after having her first child.

Unfortunately, Serena Williams failed to get her eighth Wimbledon today, but the runner-up treated her loss with dignity.

"I think without 2017 I couldn't win this tournament", said the 30-year-old Kerber after seeing off Williams 6-3, 6-3. I am literally just getting started, so I look forward to it'.

Serena Williams, after making it to the Wimbledon final almost a year after giving birth, suffered a frightful defeat, falling to rival Angelique Kerber!

"Angelique played really well", Williams said.

Angelique Kerber (GER) poses with the trophy on day 12 at All England Lawn and Croquet Club.

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In a role reversal from her wedding - at which Williams was a guest in May - Markle watched her friend from the royal box.

The American entrepreneur, the co-founder of Reddit, said he couldn't be more proud of Williams, after her more than successful return to tennis, just 10 months following the birth of her baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. The tennis player also dedicated her effort to all of the mothers out there.

Williams gave birth back in September, and less than a year later was dominating her sport.

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. But I was trying to tell myself, "Go out there and play your best match", because I know that against Serena I have to play my best tennis, especially in the important moments.

"I'm still sure that we haven't seen the best Angie", said her coach, Wim Fissette.

Now she's dropped another.

"So I think these two weeks have really showed me that, "okay, I can compete".

Kerber continued her momentum in the second set, scurrying along the baseline, this way and that, using a combination of quickness and anticipation to track down what often appeared to be winners for Williams but were not enough to end a point.

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