There was not a lot of spotlight on Angelique Kerber going into the 2018 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Final, amidst all the talk about the Serena Williams fairy tale – of how she made her way to the Wimbledon final at the age of 36, even though it was only around 10 months back that she gave birth to her first daughter.
The new mother, 23-time Grand Slam champion and 7-time Wimbledon champion lost just one set going to into the final, seeded 25th. However, she was all set for her toughest game yet, playing the German Kerber, who was the number 11 seed in this tournament.
It was her third Grand Slam title as she came in the way of Serena’s dream comeback to the professional level. It was her first Wimbledon title and she became the first German woman to win the title since Steffi Graf in 1996. She fell to the grass in delight when she won that final point.
Here’s her tweet after winning the most important slam in tennis:
— Angelique Kerber (@AngeliqueKerber) July 14, 2018
“It’s a dream come true. I know I had to play my best tennis against a champion like Serena. Serena is a great person and a great champion and she is a great inspiration for all of us,” said Kerber after the match. Williams, on the other hand, believes she has a lot of tennis left in her and is still a contender at Grand Slams.