Kerber set for sustained success after Wimbledon title

Angelique Kerber

However, Kerber's vintage defensive skills enabled the German to neutralise her opponent's huge power and earned the 11th seed a 6-3 6-3 victory on Centre Court for her first Wimbledon crown.

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.

She was also seeking to become the first mother to win Wimbledon since Australian Evonne Goolagong in 1980. "Two weeks ago, nobody expected I can go so far".

Ten months after the hard birth of daughter Alexis Olympia the 36-year-old Williams had powered into her 10th Wimbledon final and looked poised for an eighth crown.

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. Wimbledon was only the fourth tournament she featured in the year and the first since withdrawing from French Open fourth round in June due to a right pectoral injury.

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After the trophy presentation and mutual praise for each other from Kerber and Williams, the new Wimbledon champion spoke with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi.

While Kerber's rise has come later in her career she says she is now better equipped to cope with being one of the players everyone wants to beat.

Williams struck the first serve of the contest at 4.16pm, more than two hours later than normal, following the conclusion of the men's semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. "So I have to play my offensive tennis, especially when I need it'".

From the first ball to the last Kerber was a study of focus, jumping out to a lead before Williams struck back.

"It was such an unbelievable tournament for me".

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Qualified for her third season-ending WTA Finals, beating Petra Kvitova in the round robin and needed to win just one set against Czech Lucie Safarova to advance to the semi-finals but lost 6-4 6-3.

"You're such an inspiration for everybody", Kerber said to Williams during her post-match interview Saturday.

Six months later, she was runner-up to Serena at Wimbledon before adding a second career major at the US Open with victory over Karolina Pliskova. Daria Kasatkina brought all her weapons along, wowed the Centre Court crowd with her jumping backhands and leaping drop shots but Kerber had the patience to counter Kasatkina's finesse. Get that motivation back?' I felt like I didn't sleep for a year with the first baby.

Kerber has impressive humility and made news to that effect after her semifinal match when someone snapped a picture of her apparently about to board a double-decker bus like a regular commuter after a dinner in Wimbledon.

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

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