Kerber, who won 6-3, 6-3, chased down the 23-time Grand Slam champion's attacks and forced her into long rallies, which led to mistakes by Williams.
Kerber started playing tennis when she was three but she was far from an overnight prodigy. "She is always fighting until the last point".
German tennis player Angelique Kerber has taken her first Wimbledon title after ousting none other than 23-time Grand Slam holder Serena Williams of the U.S. in the final. Serena Williams, after making it to the Wimbledon final almost a year after giving birth, suffered a disgusting defeat, falling to rival Angelique Kerber!
"I'm still sure that we haven't seen the best Angie", said her coach, Wim Fissette. "I knew that I have to take my first chance because you never know with Serena", she said. The 36-year-old Williams is already a legend, but what she did at Wimbledon this year is nothing short of extraordinary.
While former Hollywood starlet, Meghan, opted for a blue and white stripped silk shirt tucked into high-waisted white palazzo trousers by American designer Ralph Lauren, who she wore to Prince Louis's Christening earlier in the week. Her ability to retrieve a huge number of balls would put the focus on her opponent's footwork and physical resilience.
Kerber played as cleanly as can be, covering the court well and picking her spots for big shots as she cruised through the first set.
Graf was Kerber's hero when she was growing up in Bremen.
"Now she's supporting me in a different role". No one would have been surprised if she were unable to pull herself back into relevance. All she could do was smile.
Kerber's defiant display also atoned for her loss to Williams on tennis's most famous stage in 2016 and earned the German a third grand slam title to go with her Melbourne Park and US Open trophies from two years ago.
Williams missed the 2017 tournament as she was pregnant with her daughter Alexis Jr., who was born on September 1 of that year, and this tournament run has been monumental to watch as she recovered from her pregnancy and related illnesses. "I'm obviously disappointed but I can't be - because I'm literally just getting started".
I look forward to continuing to be out here and do what I do best. She got past Germany's Görges without really breaking sweat and has enough energy to take on the next German in line. Also, you know, going out there, being a mom, is super cool. "Congrats again - it's fantastic".