Serena Williams Upset in Wimbledon Final

Carla Harmon
July 15, 2018

She also won the U.S. Open in 2016 and lost to Serena in the Wimbledon final, rising to number one in the WTA rankings.

Just the fact that she reached the final was a record already.

This will be Williams attempt at bagging a 24th grand slam title at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, England so she'll no doubt be thrilled to have her friend cheering Centre Court-side.

But now she is a royal, Meghan may have to be more discreet in her support although yesterday Serena made no secret of their friendship.

Germany's Angelique Kerber captured her third career Grand Slam and maiden Wimbledon title 6-3 6-3 against the legendary Serena Williams on Saturday.

They've played each other a total of eight times in the past, and Williams leads 6-2.

For Williams, today's final marks the culmination of a insane 10 months that has seen her become a mother for the first time.

The German was soaking up pressure impressively, but Williams briefly bared her teeth and levelled the set when Kerber went long from the baseline.

"To all the moms out there, I was playing for you today - and I tried", said the 36-year-old American, her voice shaking during the trophy ceremony. You're such an inspiration for all of us and I'm sure you will have your next grand slam title soon.

"I think these two weeks have really showed me that I can compete". After another two months away, she played in the French Open in May, withdrawing in the fourth round with an injured pectoral muscle.

Serena was pictured with her husband, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, at Meghan and Harry's stunning Royal Wedding in May. "She's going to get fitter, this may make her more determined".

Kerber was in the ascendancy early and broke at the first time of asking when Williams found the net after a lengthy rally. There are no holes.

Williams appeared to be regaining that form this fortnight.

In every interview and appearance, she has never let anyone forget the statistics and the disparities, and the dismissiveness that black women can face when they complain of pain even in a state-of-the art hospital with the best doctors and medicines. But she admitted there was some nervy moments, particularly at the end. I look forward to continuing to be out here and do what I do best.

Kerber was broken only once.

Markle attended the event in 2016, around the time she was set up on a blind date with Prince Harry, while Middleton has regularly attended matches with both her sister, Pippa Middleton, and her husband, Prince William.

Serena, who had played well up until this point, did not play a clean and effective match in the final.

So far this tournament Williams has progressed serenely and dropped just the one set against Camila Giorgi in the quarter-final. "To win Wimbledon, it's something really special".

"It's obviously disappointing but I can't be disappointed", Williams said.

With comfortable wins against Naomi Osaka, Belinda Bencic and Jelena Ostapenko, the German will be confident about her chances of winning her maiden crown at the iconic Grand Slam tournament.

Meghan stunned in a striped blue and white shirt for the day at the tournament, which she teamed with white pants.

Williams was asked what she'll tell her daughter, Olympia, about this tournament and this day. So I don't get to be with her the full day, but a pretty good chunk out of the day. In fact, I've probably forget about it.

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