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Angelique Kerber overcomes Serena Williams to claim first Wimbledon crown

AFP
Published Jul 14, 2018, 10:18 pm IST
Updated Jul 14, 2018, 10:18 pm IST
It was Kerber's third title at the majors to add to her Australian Open and US Open triumphs in 2016.
Kerber is the first German woman to win the Wimbledon title since Steffi Graf in 1996. (Photo: AP)
 Kerber is the first German woman to win the Wimbledon title since Steffi Graf in 1996. (Photo: AP)

London: Germany's Angelique Kerber shattered Serena Williams's dreams of an eighth Wimbledon title and record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles trophy with a 6-3, 6-3 win in the final on Saturday.

It was Kerber's third title at the majors to add to her Australian Open and US Open triumphs in 2016.

 

Williams, 36, had been attempting to win a first Grand Slam since giving birth to her daughter Olympia in September.

Kerber is the first German woman to win the Wimbledon title since Steffi Graf in 1996.

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