Meghan Markle gets teary over Serena Williams' Wimbledon speech

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And while she couldn't match the sheer power and form of Germany's Angelique Kerber on the day (Kerber won 6-3, 6-3), Williams certainly looks set to continue her tennis dominance in the years to come.

However, Kerber's vintage defensive skills enabled the German to neutralise her opponent's vast power and earned the 11th seed a 6-3 6-3 victory on Centre Court for her first Wimbledon crown.

Kerber, who won her third Grand Slam title, moved up six places to world No.4, with French Open victor Simona Halep of Romania retaining the top ranking despite her third-round exit at Wimbledon.

Serena Williams will have to wait to equal Margaret Court's grand slam singles record after she was comprehensively beaten by Angelique Kerber in a delayed Wimbledon women's final. She's going to get fitter and this may make her even more determined because I know Serena.

Ten months after Serena Williams gave birth to baby girl Alexis, she returned to the Wimbeldon stage for the 10th time in her career in hopes to win and inspire mothers everywhere. She played in the tournament as the No. 25 seed, despite being ranked No. 183 in the world in late June.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was at Wimbledon to support friend Serena Williams.

Played her first Australian Open main draw in 2008, reaching the second round before losing to Italy's Francesca Schiavone.

The usual 2 p.m. start time was pushed back as the men's semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal was played to a finish having been carried over from Friday.

"Knowing I've got this lovely baby to go home to makes me feel like I don't have to play another match".

Amid all of the superstardom surrounding Williams, it's easy to forget Kerber won two Slams and an Olympic silver medal in 2016. I told you, I need a CT scan and a heparin drip, ' she remembers telling the team. "That's the matches that she loves".

The American is just 14 matches into her comeback after more than a year off on maternity leave and says while her priorities have changed, her hunger remains undiminished.

Williams would get emotional on the court, choking up as she spoke to the crowd: "It was such an awesome tournament for me". I'm sure you will have your next Grand Slam title soon.

We just wanted her to survive - 10 months later, she's in the Wimbledon final.

Contesting her first major singles final of the season and second at the All England Club, Kerber hardly put a foot wrong as she prevailed in 65 minutes.

"You know, I didn't know a couple of months ago where I was, where I would be, how I would do, how I would be able to come back".

With both legends still on the rise, it's looking likely that this won't be their last time facing one another for a big title.

She absorbed the power and blasted balls back in kind.

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