Serena Williams Gets Emotional Over Losing Wimbledon Amid Comeback

Serena Williams Gets Emotional Over Losing Wimbledon Amid Comeback

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. Kerber played cleanly as can be, covering the court so well and picking her spots for big shots, in a 6-3, 6-3, victory over Williams in Saturday's final. The 36-year-old Williams is already a legend, but what she did at Wimbledon this year is nothing short of extraordinary.

Kerber endured a hard 2017 after her most successful campaign the previous year and went without a tournament win for 12 months.

American great Williams, playing in only her fourth tournament since becoming a mother last September, had been looking to match Margaret Court's record 24 Grand Slam titles.

Novak Djokovic will be seeking a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam trophy when he faces Kevin Anderson in the championship match.

"It was such an awesome tournament for me", Serena said after the match, getting emotional.

"It's obviously disappointing, but I can not be disappointed, I have so much to look forward to and I am just getting started".

"I know that against Serena I have to play my best tennis, especially in the important moments", said Kerber, the first German woman to win Wimbledon since Steffi Graff in 1996.

"I spoke with my grandparents after the match, straight after, because I knew that they support me at home in front of the TV", Kerber said. I think to make again such a year is impossible.

Kensington Palace announced the news on Twitter, adding that Catherine would be back with William on Sunday to watch the men's final. Save for her match against Camilia Giorgi, Serena dispatched all her opponents - Arantza Rus, Viktoriya Tomova, Kristina Madenovic, Evgeniya Rodina, and Julia Gorges - in just two sets. The tennis player also dedicated her effort to all of the mothers out there.

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

After winning her semifinal against Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3, Kerber was asked what she sees across the net when she goes up against Williams. Those aren't mere words, but at the same time they literally do not offer much in the way of nuance.

"I think these two weeks have really showed me that I can compete".

"I tried but Angelique played really well". That was part of a run in which she dropped 8 of 9 points.

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Toward the end, a reporter asked Williams how she'd turn her defeat into a happy story for her daughter.

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