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Wimbledon 2018, Women's Singles final: Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber, Live Match Udates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 14, 2018 16:36 GMT

Kerber def Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 in 1 hour 5 minutes to win her first Wimbledon title.

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And that wraps our live coverage of this match. Hope you enjoyed it.

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We'll be back tomorrow with the live coverage of the men's final.

Until then, it's a goodbye from all of us!

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And Williams, of course, will be back for more! She is such an inspiration to everybody. Her comeback itself says a lot.

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Two years after losing to Serena on this very court, Kerber makes the most of her second chance.

Just unbelievable composure from her, and, of course, outstanding game to outplay the great Serena.

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Final score: Kerber def Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 in 1 hour 5 minutes

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She is now one French Open title away from completing a Career Slam!

Kerber adds this Wimbledon title to the Australian Open and the US Open she won in 2016.

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Kerber now has three Grand Slam titles!!!!!!

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Kerber has DONE IT!

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Forehand down the line winner from Kerber!

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What a backhand return on the second serve!

30-30

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And, after a great rally, Serena dropshots.

Kerber 30-15 on serve

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Kerber serving for the title!

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Serena runs away with her service game!

A hold to love and she trails 3-5

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Kerber is just one game away from the title and her 3rd Slam title!

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Kerber is looking so, so calm. And that is what is helping her at the moment. Just calmly serves out her service game, 5-2.

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And Kerber comes up with yet another such sterling quality winner to EARN THE BREAK!!!!!

Kerber is a set and a break up!

4-2 

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Kerber comes up with a lefty forehand down the line to earn two break points.

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Kerber comes up with brilliant serves and holds her serve.

She is 3-2 up.

Danger averted!

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Serena has gone all out on her returns now. And has forced a deuce on the Kerber serve 

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Plenty of resolve from Serena in her service game. She looks to have calmed down. 


2-2

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Kerber finds a way with a great volley and a serve.

Kerber holds and leads 2-1

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Superb swinging volley from Serena!

Serena goes up 30-15 on the Kerber serve

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Serena struggled but managed to hold her serve this time.

1-1

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Kerber has settled into this match and Serena's mounting errors are just not helping her.

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Kerber starts the second set with a thunderous service game and holds her serve to love.

1-0 to Kerber

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Serena backhand crumbles under pressure as she dumps it into the net.

First set goes to Kerber

6-3

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Serena mistimed a forehand and it gives Kerber a set point on the Serena serve.

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Williams returned with a lot of venom, but her over aggression has also leaked more errors than it should.

Kerber holds to 30 and is 5-3 ahead.

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Kerber now inches ahead to 4-3

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Serena's forehand goes LONG!

Kerber gets her second break of the match.

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Serena saves the first two break points 

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Can the German make the most of this opportunity?

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Serena's serve has gone haywire.

Kerber has three break points.

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And she recovers after a double fault to hold and level it at 3-3

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Beautiful service game from the German so far.

Squash shots, down the line shots....she is showing everything.

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And Serena wins two games in a row. And moves ahead to 3-2

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You expect Serena to raise her level and break back immediately.

And that is exactly what she has done...more firepower, more intensity in her shots and she levels the score.

2-2

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Serena makes no mistake in her second service game.

With a blistering backhand winner, she closes out the game and trails 1-2.

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And Kerber consolidates that break with a beautiful service game.

Kerber 2-0

Early momentum with the 2016 runner-up.

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She BREAKS Serena to 30 to go 1-0 up.

What a start by the German!!

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Serena has started the proceedings. And it's Kerber, who looks the better of the two at the moment.

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After an epic men's semi-final between Nadal and Djokovic, the ladies final has finally started.

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Quick Fact: Serena Williams with her 23 Grand Slam titles is second only to Margaret Court-the winner of 24 Grand Slam titles. So, if she wins this final, she will level with the former world no. 1 and be GOAT in terms of Grand Slam stats as well.

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Serena Williams is in a habit of leaving the audience in disbelief with her stunning court-action, and on Saturday, she will battle it out in her 30th Grand Slam final against Angelique Kerber of Germany.

With 23 Grand Slam wins, Serena Williams has been a champion for years now. While her gruelling action on the court has always been in news, her winning streak in Wimbledon 2018 after giving birth to her baby less than a year ago and that too in a difficult pregnancy, is what's getting her praises from her fans world over.

Let’s not forget that when Serena Williams won her 7th Australian Open title in January of 2017, she was almost 8 weeks into the pregnancy. So who's to say she won’t give shutterbugs a sparkling shine of her vibrant smile and of course, the shine of Venus Rosewater Dish this year?

It will be a repeat of Wimbledon 2016 final when Williams and Kerber last fought it out for the title. That year, Williams became the oldest woman to win Wimbledon, defeating Kerber in straight sets.

Now, while we are used to seeing Williams win every tennis battle like a boss, it would be unwise to underestimate Kerber.

Kerber has reached finals of Wimbledon 2018 because of her ferocious game so far. She wouldn’t want Wimbledon 2016 result to be the same for her this year, and for that, she will put up a great fight. Kerber has been the toughest player Americans have faced so far. Her rugged defence, counter punches, and clever left-handed serves will be the challenges Williams will have to fight against. In all their court-meetings so far, Williams, however, leads 6-2.
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