Serena Williams' comeback was nearly too good to be true, and unfortunately, her underdog story fell a bit short as she was defeated in the women's singles finals at Wimbledon yesterday according to ELLE.
The German 11th seed, 30, beat the 23-time Grand Slam champion 6-3 6-3 to add this title to her 2016 Australian Open and US Open crowns. But sandwiched between those two victories, was a defeat at the All England Club. Yet, Williams' showed an enormous degree of maturity and good sportsmanship as she complimented her opponent, thanked her fans and supporters, and laid the truth down without reservation in front of a packed building and an audience of millions watching around the world. The blood clots caused coughing which ruptured her cesarean section wound, and when doctors went forward with an attempt to fix this situation, they discovered a further hematoma in her abdomen. Kerber's motivation was very high on Saturday in the final.
"I think without 2017 I couldn't win this tournament", said the 30-year-old Kerber after seeing off Serena 6-3, 6-3. She has hardly played.
There was no doubt in Kerber's mind, though, and she produced a series of superb points to break the Williams serve for the fourth time in the match and move 4-2 in front.
It was already a miracle for Serena Williams considering she just returned to the tour 10 months after the birth of her first child.
Williams also discussed how motherhood had changed her life in a press conference later in the day. So said the seven-time Wimbledon champion Steffi Graf; and 22 years after Graf was the last German to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish here, Angelique Kerber reversed once and for all the slump that has engulfed her since her annus mirabilis of 2016. I have not much more inside me.
"She's an incredible person, Angelique is, and she's a really good friend, so I'm really happy for her", she said.
Williams' play was tight right from the outset.
"It's obviously disappointing but I can't be disappointed", Williams said. "The defense is one of her qualities, but she also knows now that she's not going to win a Grand Slam with just defense, and that's, for me, very important". "I have so much to look forward to". The American was mostly her own undoing, too: She was responsible for the final's initial six unforced errors. She's just getting started.