Angelique Kerber's spoiled Serena Williams' dream comeback to tennis - 15-Jul

In turn, the German made one ACE, made one double fault and won four games at the reception.

'If the tables were turned, I would have - hopefully they would have done the same with the women. The Czech duo are also the first pairing to claim both the girls' and women's doubles titles at Wimbledon, after winning as juniors in 2013.

Kerber defeated Williams to win the Australian Open in 2016 and then, after losing here, lifted the trophy at the US Open. Julia Gorges - 29-year-old tennis player, who first advanced to the semifinals of Wimbledon.

However, the American suffered a straight sets defeat to Angelique Kerber in Saturday's final.

Williams had fought back from a set down in the quarter-finals against Camila Giorgi, but the fighting spirit was clearly spent this time. Especially on the Centre Court. "Honestly, I feel like if I can do it, they can do it", she said.

However, Kerber's vintage defensive skills enabled the German to neutralise her opponent's vast power and earned the 11th seed - guilty of just five unforced errors in the match - a 6-3 6-3 victory on Centre Court for her first Wimbledon crown.

She needed surgery and was bed-bound for weeks, but Williams has managed to overcome those hard days and resume her tennis career.

He said that his semi-final should have been played before the Anderson-Isner match on Friday.


Three-time champion Djokovic will face South African Anderson in the final.

The match - which began on Friday evening - resumed with Djokovic leading 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). "She's going to get fitter, this may make her more determined".

It was a second day of epic drama at the All England Club after Anderson needed 6 hours, 36 minutes to beat Isner.

Serena will have to battle back and win the final two sets if she's to take home title No. 24.

The victor will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final. Both men might be excused for being tired: They participated in the two longest semifinals in the history of a grass-court tournament that dates to 1877.

Kerber has been just as dominant as Williams in the Wimbledon tournament heading into the final. After her defeat in the women's final, Williams delivered an emotional speech that reportedly even made Meghan tear up in the stands.

It was not to be for Williams, who was attempting to draw level with Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slam titles - and the first since she gave birth to her daughter.

Kerber won her first championship at the All England Club and third major overall by playing cleanly and picking her spots for big shots, beating Williams 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday.


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