Kerber beats Williams to claim maiden Wimbledon title

Duchesses make first joint appearance as Meghan cheers friend Serena at Wimbledon

It also stopped her joining Court, Evonne Goolagong and Kim Clijsters as the only mothers to win Grand Slam titles in the professional era.

However, Kerber put on a textbook display of defense and accuracy to nullify her opponent's power and secure a 6-3 6-3 triumph. Williams, the lowest-ranked and the third oldest player to reach a Wimbledon final, advanced to a Grand Slam final without defeating a Top 10 player en route for the eight time in her career. She has added a more aggressive element to her game in recent years and worked to improve her serve.

Meghan Markle is watching Serena Williams go for an eighth Wimbledon title.

They've played each other a total of eight times in the past, and Williams leads 6-2.

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

This year F1 ace Lewis Hamilton, golfer Tiger Woods and Dame Anna Wintour offered their support from behind her team. Kerber, the 11th seed, proved to be more precise with her shots, helping her to make a crucial break in the middle of the second set. Anderson, 32, and Djokovic, 31, are the first pair of men both older than 30 to meet in the final at the All England Club in the half-century of professional tennis.

Kerber broke Williams' serve to open the match - a rare and startling achievement. For Anderson, this is the second major final; he was the runner-up to Nadal at last year's U.S. Open.

It was impossible to ignore the narrative unfolding on Centre Court.

"It's just a dream come true again", Kerber said after becoming the first German women's champion since the legendary Steffi Graf won the last of her seven titles in 1996.

Serena went down in straight sets to a magnificent Angelique Kerber (who also celebrated own comeback story) in the final on Saturday.

Williams is attempting to win her 24th Grand slam title, which would tie her with Margaret Court who dominated in the 1960's and early 70's.

Saturday's matchup is a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon final, when Williams beat Kerber. Players like Sasnovich, Kiki Bertens and Julia Goerges have been putting together stellar runs through late past year and first half of this season to come up with results that they did these two weeks.

Now will come the sternest on-court test Williams has faced: Kerber, a former No. 1 and two-time major champion with a lefty stroke and never-give-up-on-a-ball defense.

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