Meghan and Kate make it a duchess doubles at Wimbledon

Meghan and Kate make it a duchess doubles at Wimbledon

Cape Town - Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was joined by Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, at Wimbledon to cheer on her close friend Serena Williams in the women's singles final.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams takes on Angelique Kerber in the women's singles final of Wimbledon 2018 at the All England Tennis Club in London on Saturday, July 14.

The 36-year-old, who last won a Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open, went into the final as the title favourite, even though she was playing only the fourth tournament of her post-pregnancy comeback.

She prevented Williams from claiming an eighth title at Wimbledon and 24th from all Grand Slam tournaments, which would have equalled Margaret Court's record.

But just an hour and five minutes later, Kerber was celebrating a 6-3 6-3 victory and her first Wimbledon title.

She was ranked No. 183 after returning to the pro tour in March.

Angelique Kerber was so steady, so patient, so accurate throughout the Wimbledon final.

"It was such an incredible tournament for me", an emotional Williams said after making the final in just her fourth tournament of her comeback.

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Kerber took the blows, a tennis version of rope-a-dope, content to get balls back over the net and let the match play out from there.

Williams played doubles with her sister Venus Williams at the Fed Cup in February. I'm only just getting started. I look forward to continuing to be out here and do what I do best.

Saturday's matchup is a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon final, when Williams beat Kerber.

Kerber, a two-time Grand Slam champion, is playing in her first major final since her triumph at the 2016 US Open. "I think it is a completely new match", Kerber said. "The fear that I might not come back as strong as I was, the fear that I can't be both the best mother and the best tennis player in the world". "I know she's going to really enjoy it and enjoy the moment".

This time around, the royal in-law opted for a long-sleeved number with a Little House on the Prairie influence.

Djokovic saved three set points before taking the third-set tiebreaker to establish a 6-4 3-6 7-6 (11-9) lead over his great rival.

The 30-year-old gave Williams a very different test to what had come before, with Kerber among the leading counter-punchers in the game.

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