Serena Williams lost to Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-3 in the Wimbledon women's singles final on Saturday, but after the match, fans shared what an inspiration Williams was for competing. The last two, the only ones with a legitimate chance to pull an upset, were the big-hitting, go-for-broke players Camila Giorgi and Julia Goerges.
"So I think these two weeks have really showed me that, okay, I can come out and be a contender to win Grand Slams". For Serena, surpassing Margaret Court (24 grand slam titles) and making more history at Wimbledon will have to wait, despite that she still had an awesome run given her return from pregnancy just a few weeks previously. Knowing that no matter what happens, I have unbelievable support and unconditional love. Angelique Kerber has been on fire so far, and leads Serena after one set.
Kerber though needs to serve better to make sure she doesn't gift easy points to her American opponent, who is staring at history. "The powerful serve and court coverage are well and truly back, and it's really hard to see Serena actually lose the final". I have so much to look forward to and I am just getting started. And Kerber also credits Graf with giving her the mental belief in 2015 that she could be a grand slam victor.
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Serena Williams had a fairly easy road to the Wimbledon final in her return to the All England Club. "I remember when I was watching her, that everybody was playing in white on the grass court".
Even Kerber couldn't hold back her admiration for her competitor.
"I'm just me, that's all I can be", Williams said about playing as a mother.
The 2016 Australian Open champion got off to a brilliant start, immediately breaking her well-decorated U.S. opponent to take a 2-0 lead at the beginning of the match.
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Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah, dubbed queen of the WAGS by some of the press this summer, was in attendance to support her husband. Gary Lineker waved goodbye to Germany when they were knocked out the World Cup and now Scots are doing the same to England .
It seems unfair to Angelique to call this an upset, but considering how Serena played during the rest of the tournament, the loss does seem shocking.
The women last played each other in 2016, when Williams beat Kerber.
During the tournament, Kerber has been fairly more dominant in the shorter rallies, ending in no more than four shots but Serena got the better of the German on two tricky short balls, that Kerber couldn't get back.
However, to numerous viewers, "all that she can be" is more than enough.
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And with them also on an individual level, I have had the joy of winning four Ballon d'Or titles and three Golden Boot awards. I'm leaving, but this shirt, this crest, and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to feels these things wherever I am.
Emotional after clinching her third Slam, the German bounded up into the players' box to embrace her family and coaching team.