Serena Williams’s husband posts emotional tribute to Wimbledon runner-up

Germany’s Angelique Kerber hugs Serena Williams of the United States left after defeating her in the women’s singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Saturday

Women's final: Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3.

Williams had dominated the 2016 final between the pair but this time her 30-year-old rival returned and reversed the result from two years ago to win in 65 minutes with determined shot-making. So steady, so patient, so accurate throughout, she never really gave Williams much of a chance this time, putting together a 6-3, 6-3 victory Saturday for her first championship at the All England Club and third major overall.

At 5-3, Kerber displayed a touch of that, despite going up 30-0 after Williams missed a facile volley, slumping to the ground in disbelief and the possible realisation that the Wimbledon title was slipping away from her. "You can really do it", she said. The tennis player also dedicated her effort to all of the mothers out there.

"Kerber found the chalk with chilling frequency to become Germany's first women's champion since Steffi Graf in 1996".

But it was all about Kerber as she absorbed everything Williams threw at her and counter-punched in very effective fashion.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber kisses the trophy after winning the women’s singles final match against Serena Williams
Kerber beats Williams to claim maiden Wimbledon title

Williams' 6-3 6-3 finals loss to inspired German Angelique Kerber denied the American a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles crown. As things stand, Williams holds the mark for the half-century of professional tennis, one ahead of Graf.

American Serena Williams lost in the final of tennis tournament Wimbledon 2018. "Also, with the experience she has, she is taking more experience into those matches to stay mentally calm".

Serena Williams's husband, Alexis Ohanian, took to Instagram to congratulate Angelique Kerber on her Wimbledon win Saturday, and praised his runner-up wife on her comeback from complications following the birth of their child.

"Serena, you are a great person and champion, such an inspiration for everyone watching".

With three grand slam titles, Kerber is now fourth among active players, behind Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova. "I was really happy to get this far", Williams during an on-court interview with the BBC.

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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.

Williams will continue to train and the next Grand Slam arrives in NY at the end of summer.

He wrote, "Our family knows she'll win many more trophies, too". But it's weird, I set my schedule so I have time. There are no holes. On break point, the left-hander landed the knockout blow with a fierce forehand victor down the line that left Williams grasping in vain to reach it. "It's always an honour to share a court with her".

That's not to say Kerber is only about defending.

"Honestly, I just feel like it was a necessary evil".

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Kerber was broken only once.

She's still a victor to us.

Kerber made only five unforced errors the entire match, 19 fewer than Williams. I can not describe this feeling because when I was a kid I was always dreaming of this moment.

"Angie did exactly what she had to do", Fissette said.

Later, Kerber sipped champagne and collected the round, purple badge given to a champion to signify membership in the All England Club. The process of years of playing tournaments, playing important matches, being in the situation where the pressure is maybe on your side, or on the side of the opponent.

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