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Angelique Kerber wins Australian Open 2016

Updated: 30 January 2016 16:49 IST - Published: 30 January 2016 13:45 IST
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It's all over! Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, to win her first ever Grand Slam title!
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BREAK POINT and CHAMPIONSHIP POINT to ANGELIQUE KERBER! Could we be looking at our new Australian Open champion?
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BREAK POINT - and Serena takes it! She's trailing Kerber 4-5 in the final set. Can she still do this?
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Now it's Kerber's turn - she's serving for the championship!
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40-0 - and Kerber holds! She leads 5-2 and Serena will now serve to stay in the match.
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A double fault from Serena gives Kerber a SECOND BREAK of serve! 4-2 to Kerber, who is now on serve.
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A 19-SHOT RALLY! It's now 3-2 and the FIFTH deuce with Williams on serve.
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2-2 now - but Serena falters!
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She has an early break in the decider...but Serena breaks back!
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TRIPLE break point! Scintillating stuff off the racquet of Angelique Kerber.
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Kerber wins her service game.. and looks all set to break Serena now.
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1 set apiece in the final now. Will Kerber be able to step up in the 3rd or will Serena continue her form from the 2nd?
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Serena holds comfortably to take the 2nd set 6-3.
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Kerber holds to make it 3-5. Williams will serve for the 2nd set.
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Serena has calmed down and let her game do the talking in the 2nd set, dominating it so far.
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Williams holds to go up 5-2 in the 2nd set.
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Kerber holds to stay one break down at 2-4.
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Williams holds to take a commanding 4-1 lead in the 2nd set.
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Serena Williams breaks Kerber's serve to go 3-1 up in the 2nd set.
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Each player holds serve...but it's now break point Serena!
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SET KERBER! Straightaway, the German leads Serena one set to love.
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SET POINT for Angelique Kerber - who has not conceded a point in this game!
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Williams holds! She's still in it at 4-5; It's Kerber who will now serve for the set.
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7 forehand unforced errors from Serena.. and Kerber holds to go 5-3. Williams will now serve to stay in the set.
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Break point again.. and Kerber takes it with both hands! She's broken Williams a second time to lead 4-3.
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Williams is having trouble playing the left handed Kerber, and has been scrambling across court to make up.
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Serena breaks back! She's equalised 3-3.
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The pair are now at deuce with Williams hoping to break back.
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Serena lets out a trademark scream. After failing to reach Kerber's shot, she berates herself.
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And she holds! Williams trails 2-3 in the first set, with Kerber up a break of serve.
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After trailing 0-30, Serena has now brought it to deuce - but Kerber's flat serve and powerful forehand are proving troublesome for the American.
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And she's GOT IT! After an early break, Kerber holds to go 3-1 !
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Game point for Kerber - luckily Williams staves off for now..
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That was a shocker! Kerber with an early break in the first set leads Williams 2-1!
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Kerber has held now for the two to go 1-1 in the first set.
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Williams is off to a flying start straightaway, taking her first service game without conceding a single point.
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She's previously made the 4th round of the Australian Open, with today her first ever Grand Slam final.
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Last year, Kerber won titles at Birmingham, Stanford, Charleston and Stuttgart.
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Rain expected - so the roof on Rod Laver Arena was closed preemptively; they'll play on indoor hard courts!
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Interestingly, all their matches in the past have been on hard courts.
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The pair last met at Stanford in 2014, with Williams winning that in straight sets.
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Of the 6 times Williams and Kerber have met in the past, the German has triumphed only once.
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Interestingly, her opponent, Angelique Kerber, considers Steffi Graf her all-time idol.
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Williams has 21 Grand Slam titles and today will look to equal Steffi Graf's all time record of 22.
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The Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy is carried into Rod Laver Arena by two champions - Kim Clijsters and Australian legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley!
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Serena Williams won the title last year as well, beating Maria Sharapova in straight sets.