Wimbledon glance: Djokovic eyes 4th title against Anderson

Wimbledon glance: Djokovic eyes 4th title against Anderson

German tennis player Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams in impressive fashion on Saturday to win her first Wimbledon championship.

The 30-year-old - the first German singles champion here since her idol Steffi Graf in 1996 - said: "I was quite nervous before the match".

Kerber's win is a reversal of her loss to Serena in the 2016 Wimbledon final, and denies the U.S. star her 24th Grand Slam trophy and eighth Wimbledon title.

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

"It is a great statement [Williams] is giving all moms, that you can get back to [being] even a very elite athlete", said former pro Mary Joe Fernandez, a mother of two who has coached Serena and her sister Venus in Fed Cup competition and now serves as an ESPN analyst.

In a role reversal from her wedding - at which Williams was a guest in May - Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, watched her friend alongside sister-in-law Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, from the royal box. I don't need the money or the titles or the prestige.

Eventually, Wimbledon changed the rule and ranked her 25th in this year's tournament. After Kensington Palace confirmed that the duchesses would have their girls' day out at the All England Lawn Club, the tennis star gushed about her relationship with Prince Harry's wife. "She played out of her mind".

The usual 2 p.m. start time was pushed back as the men's semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal was played to a finish having been carried over from Friday.

"I knew I had to play my best tennis against a champion like Serena".

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Kerber should in theory pose a much sterner test in what is a repeat of the 2016 final, which Williams won in straight sets.

He said: "I think it's awesome where she is right now". Writing about the experience for CNN, Williams said she was grateful to have access to a great medical team, but noted statistics that "black women in the United States are over three times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related diseases".

Much of the tennis world reached out to congratulate Kerber, including her Hopman Cup partner Alexander Zverev.

The founder of Reddit was reacting to the progress Serena has made by getting to the Finals of Wimbledon this year.

The Serbian and Spaniard only made it out on to Centre Court at 8pm, after Kevin Anderson and John Isner battled it out in the longest semi-final in Wimbledon history.

The match lasted just one hour and seven minutes. I think to make again such a year is impossible.

"I'm sure you'll win your next Grand Slam soon so congratulations for coming back".

Her win, revenge for a 2016 defeat in the final by Williams, snapped the American's 20-match winning run at Wimbledon.

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