Kerber beats Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win first Wimbledon title

10 months after baby, Serena in Wimbledon final vs. Kerber

WIMBLEDON, England-After a remarkable run to the Wimbledon final, Serena Williams fell short to Angelique Kerber, one of the fastest-and most relentless-women in tennis.

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.

Williams is bidding for her eighth championship at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam title in all, which would equal Margaret Court's all-time record. By the end of the first set she had hit 14 unforced errors to 11 winners, and only won 14% of points on her second serve.

"I look forward to it". But she brought up the one match point she required with a forehand bang on the baseline.

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

It's Kerber's first Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam title in her tennis career.

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber were both in agreement that Wimbledon got the scheduling spot on for Saturday, despite the ladies' final being delayed by more than two hours.

Kensington Palace confirmed on Thursday that the Duchess of Sussex, 36, would attend to watch her longtime pal as she faces off against Germany's Angelique Kerber. "She's coming back. For me also, I'm coming back from 2017".

"I was really happy to get this far", Williams said after the match.

"I am just me, and that's all I can be". When Williams spoke to reporters following her first-round win, she was decidedly less sure. She has added a more aggressive element to her game in recent years. "And to hold this trophy now, it is something that I can't describe". After all, it was only 10 months ago that she needed an emergency C-section while giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia, and she also suffered blood clots and other serious complications afterwards.

"I mean, even this week, I had a pain in my leg, and I went to the worst-case scenario: 'Oh, my God, I have a (pulmonary embolism) in my leg, '" Williams said.

Kerber won the first set 6-3.

On Saturday, Williams was supported by several celebrity friends at Centre Court.

"I honestly felt I would have done better in some of the earlier tournaments".

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are set to make their first solo royal appearance together this weekend at Wimbledon.

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