Alexis Ohanian Posts Sweet Tribute To Serena Williams After Wimbledon Loss

Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-3 6-3 in the final of the 2018 Wimbledon on Saturday July 14

The 30-year-old who was also victorious at the 2016 Australian Open against Williams ticked off a lifelong dream and pulled off the almighty task of besting the GOAT.

"I know that against Serena, I have to play my best tennis, especially in the important moments", said Kerber, who won the Australian Open and U.S. Open in 2016, but was the runner-up to Williams at Wimbledon that season, "especially in the important moments".

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

Certainly didn't take long for the 36-year-old American to get her game in gear and close in on what would be an eighth Wimbledon title, one short of Martina Navratilova's record, and 24th Grand Slam trophy in all, equaling Margaret Court's all-time mark.

But this is a woman who, by her own admission, "could barely walk to my mailbox" 10 months ago, and nearly died after suffering life-threatening blood clots giving birth to her daughter.

So much for Serena Williams's fairy tale ending at Wimbledon.

And after losing a Wimbledon final for the first time in a decade, Williams struggled to hold back tears during her on-court interview, and said of her graciousness in defeat: "I'm just better at acting now, I guess. I'm literally just getting started".

Women's final: Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3. It's also her first so I know she'll enjoy it.

Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-3 6-3 in the final of the 2018 Wimbledon on Saturday July 14
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"When you've reached the top players have nothing to lose when they play against you", she said. Though the German wasn't the aggressor, she still out-attacked the greatest attacker in tennis.

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

Angelique Kerber is a Wimbledon champion.

Graf was Kerber's hero when she was growing up in Bremen. And while she hit far fewer winners than Williams (11 to 23), Kerber was precise, committing just five unforced errors in the 110-point match.

Kerber regained her composure as some textbook defence and pin-point striking brought up three more break points in game seven - the third of which was taken when Williams erred with a forehand.

But it was all about Kerber as she absorbed everything Williams threw at her and counter-punched in very effective fashion. I'm looking forward to it.

In a role reversal from her wedding - at which Williams was a guest in May - Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, watched her friend alongside sister-in-law Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, from the royal box.

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