Johannesburg : Reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has admitted that she was helpless in preventing the world number one Serena Williams’ unstoppable force which guided the American to a seventh Wimbledon title.
Kerber, who was bidding to become the first German to win the Wimbledon crown since Steffi Graf in 1996, went down 7-5, 6-3 at the hands of defending champion Serena in the finals of the tournament.
With the win, Serena has not only taken the revenge of her Australian Open final loss to Kerber, but has also fulfilled her long-standing quest of equaling Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles.
Reflecting on the match, Kerber said that she did everything possible to stay in the match, but it was Serena who took the victory in the end, Sport24 reported.
Describing Serena’s performance as `unbelievable`, the 28-year-old German said that the top-ranked player performed really well and that she truly deserved to win.
Kerber, however, said that she was no less and played on a really high level in the finals.
Serena has clinched a total of 71 career titles in contrast to Kerber’s nine titles.
Commenting on the same, Kerber said there is still a long way to go to match Serena’s level.
It was a double delight for Serena at Wimbledon 2016 as she not only won the women’s singles title, but has also notched up the women’s doubles crown alongside her elder sister Venus Williams.(ANI)