'I'm just getting started': Serena defiant after Wimbledon woe

Calvin Saunders
July 16, 2018

Saturday at the All England Club, however, her voice quivered with emotion after her pursuit of a 24th Grand Slam title and eighth Wimbledon championship was denied, 6-3, 6-3, by the hard-hitting precision of Germany's Angelique Kerber.

Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, overwhelming the seven-time champion with a stunning 65-minute upset on Centre Court.

She stunned Williams in the 2016 Australian Open final to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.

Another said: 'Serena Williams gave birth 10 months ago and suffered severe complications.

Despite not winning the match, making it to the finals is still a tremendous achievement for Williams who has played just 13 matches since giving birth to gorgeous bb Alexis Olympia, who by the way is the CUTEST.

"It's obviously disappointing but I am just getting started", said an emotional Williams after losing in the Wimbledon final for the first time since 2008. "But now I'm just trying to improve my game, thinking not too much about the results, trying to be a better tennis player, a better person".

Serena Williams congratulates Angelique Kerber following their Wimbledon final match.

"To all the moms out there, I was playing for you today and I tried", she added, as the crowd cheered.

"I think it's the experience".

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Williams was controversially seeded 25th, due to her history with the tournament as a multiple champion, and made a strong run without facing a fellow seed until the penultimate round.

With her voice breaking after the match, which lasted one hour and five minutes, the gracious Williams said: 'It's been an fantastic tournament for me, I was really happy to get this far.

'Today she played in the final at Wimbledon.

Things went with serve at the beginning of the second set, but Kerber who was dominating the rallies, broke Williams again with a forehand down the line to go up 4-2.

'But, you know, Angelique played really well.

"I look forward to continuing to be out here and do what I do best".

Williams sensed a chance at 1-1 but with Kerber at 15-30 she made a awful hash of putting away an easy volley off a poor Kerber lob and Kerber was steadfast to keep ahead.

The 36-year-old tennis player emotionally spoke out during an interview in front of the crowd, which included friend Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

Kerber continued her momentum in the second set, scurrying along the baseline, this way and that, using a combination of quickness and anticipation to track down what often appeared to be winners for Williams but were not enough to end a point.

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