Juli Liveticker Angelique Kerber - Serena Williams (Wimbledon Frauen , Finale) Kerber serviert mit dem Ersten auf den Körper und Williams schiebt den Return nur ins Netz. .. Mit dem Duell Angelique Kerber vs. Juli Angelique Kerber - Serena Williams – WTA, Wimbledon Finale (Endergebnis: , - Angie Kerber gewinnt Wimbledon). Juli Der Head-to-Head Vergleich Angelique Kerber vs. Serena Williams spricht klar für die Amerikanerin. Acht Mal sind die beiden Topspielerinnen.
I was really happy to get this far. For all the mums out there I tried to do it for all of you. W illiams looks on impassively after warmly embracing Kerber after the final point.
K erber starts the game with an excellent serve out wide for , before Williams misses an absolute sitter of a drive volley for Oh my, how on earth did she miss that?
Kerber two points from the win. A very nervy rally ensues and ends with Kerber failing to chase down a drop shot. But Kerber responds brilliantly with a forehand winner to bring up a championship point at And she takes it!
Williams nets a backhand return, and Kerber is the Wimbledon champion! Serena makes a complete mess of a backhand return and Kerber holds to K erber is bossing these longer points, eventually drawing a backhand error from Williams to go up Serena saves the first but Kerber absolutely unleashes a ripper of a forehand down the line to take the second.
My fave stat from my racqetmagazine essay on Angie in the AO: C ould this be a turning point? Williams comes out swinging down to battle back to deuce.
But wasteful Williams quickly returns and two backhand errors present Kerber with the hold. She lets out a piercing cry of "Come on!
Kerber responds well and moves to after nailing a backhand pass up the line to punish Williams making a mess of a smash. A service winner then secures the hold to W illiams is struggling again on her serve down , but she rallies like a champion and digs out a hold to A volley winner from down by her shoelaces is the highlight of an impressive few points.
K erber made just three errors in what was a watertight first set. Can she maintain that level? A trademark backhand from down on her haunches then makes it , before a service winner wraps up a hold to Mightily impressive performance from her so far.
K erber is two points from the first set when Wiliams awkwardly duffs a volley for And Kerber takes it! She might regret firing him now.
W illiams looks like wrestling the break back again at , but she makes three consecutive errors and Kerber has the hold. D angerous moments for Williams here as a missed backhand and a double fault present Kerber with an opening at Wow, a second straight double fault hands Kerber three break points.
Serena saves the first two but then sprays a forehand long on the third. Kerber is up a break for the second time in this set. Kerber thwacks away three straight winners to go up , and she completes the hold when Williams blares a backhand well long.
She bangs down a mph ace - the quickest by anyone this tournament - and stings a forehand winner away en route to a hold to Williams ups the intensity and draws four errors from her opponent to claim a break back to love.
The next point is the same story, Kerber out-manoeuvring her opponent, and sealing a break to love with a wrong-footing forehand up the line.
Thumping stuff from Kerb at the start of the set, as she slams down an ace out wide to go up Williams responds in style with a flicked forehand crosscourt winner on the run, but Kerber holds on with a forehand winner down the line.
So, Serena serving to level up this final. Williams is in third sets in major finals. What a response from the German though, she comes up with three excellent first serves, including an ace out wide to move up to Serena looks to be cruising when an ace takes her to up, but a double fault and a backhand error allow Kerber back in at Williams does finally hold on though when she scoops away a totaly unorthodox looking volley.
Williams has belatedly found her groove here, and a gorgeous backhand winner down the line makes it Kerber responds well though, as two big forehand seal the game, and keep the deficit to just the one break.
So that should signal a momentum change right? Well, sort of, eventually. Williams continues to make errors, and a cagey drive volley and forehand error gift Kerber a lead.
Credit Williams though, who responds like the champ she is, with a crushing backhand and her first ace of the match to level the game at The next two points follow for the American, and she holds to claim her third straight game.
Right, is this the moment for Serena? Oh, boy, another double fault follows, and Williams is up , and three break points.
Kerber saves the first two with a forehand winner, and a Williams error. Can Serena make it third time lucky? Williams still nowhere near her best, but a winner off each wing from wrap up the hold, and we remain on serve in the second set.
Kerber so far has delivered when it mattered, and she produces a perfectly placed ace at followed by an awkward serve out wide to flummox Serena and level the set up.
A forehand winner wraps up the hold, as Serena makes a strong start to the set. Kerber now to serve for the set in her first slam final.
And another Williams error, this time off the backhand, has Kerber up , and three set points. She only needs one! Wow, what a start from the German.
Serena just cannot make a drive volley here, and another wayward attempt moves Kerber up to Serena makes another error her 20th of the match , but she clings on to her serve when Kerber puts a forehand return long.
You do worry a little for Kerber on her serve, because Williams is destroying the second serve - belting return winners off either wing. Fortunately for the German though, Williams is handing out errors right, left and centre, and Kerber holds to 15 without having to really do very much.
Serena - 19 Kerber - 2 Incredibly bad set of tennis from Serena, no getting around it. Kerber showing Djokovic-esque levels of hustling, and Williams is not moving her feet well enough.
A poor backhand error from the American hands Kerber a break point at , and the German hangs tough again to force Serena to go long with an attempted drive volley.
Williams is not a happy bunny out there. Crowd very warm towards both players. Huge cheers for Serena when she came out. Terrific standard in this final, and both players swooshing winners by their opponent, as we get to Serena has the chance to go up break point, but she misses with a fairly regulation forehand down the line.
Wow, no mistake on the next point from Serena though - she absolutely rips the covers off the ball to thunder a backhand return past Kerber.
The Kerber second serve is really getting the treatment here, and two more second serves are pulverised by Serena, and she has the break back.
Serena really struggling out there, and two shanked forehands give her opponent a lead. Rare to see Serena quite so pumped this early in a match - the adrenaline is coursing through her veins.
Kerber wins the next point to take us to deuce, but a drop shot and an ace seal the game and stop the rot of three on the bounce for Kerber.
Serena chip and charging off the return, and rushing the net at every opportunity. Her footwork is letting her down though, and a few loose shots give Kerber a lead.
Serena smacks a backhand return winner to save the first game point, but Kerber confirms the hold on the next point with a nerveless smash on the service line.
Brilliant start from Kerber in her first major final. Wow, one of the shots of the tournament from Kerber! It gets better for Kerber, as Williams nets a backhand to give Kerber two break points at And Kerber takes it!
Williams long with a backhand, and what a start this is from the seventh seed. Kerber wins the first point of the game, but a Williams forehand and a double fault make it A Williams backhand flies wide to level the game at , before an ace moves Kerber up to And she holds on, as Williams goes long with a forehand return.
Surely ideal situation is now best-of-3 during first 4 rounds for both men and women, and then best-of-5 for the last 2 or 3 rounds - both genders.
Tie-breaks in final sets. Great achievement for AngeliqueKerber , a well-deserved third grand slam title. Also amazing effort from serenawilliams to make the final, just over 10 months after a traumatic birth.
In , Kerber won 63 matches. In Kerber won 29 matches. This is 39 wins in A French from a Career Slam. This amazing woman serenawilliams has given birth to her little girl just one day before I gave birth to my girl 10 months ago.
The players walk off court, Kerber is beaming and Williams manages to smile too. Williams trudges up first to collect the runners-up plate, followed by Kerber, who holds aloft the Venus Rosewater dish.
Williams holds back the tears again, before replying: Angelique played out of her mind. So Kerber is serving for her first Wimbledon title.
A tight second serve from Kerber and Williams loosens up, pinging the cross-court return. Kerber tumbles to the grass, Williams graciously walks to the other side of the court to congratulate the champion, and Kerber is now blowing kisses to the stands.
Two tempting second serves from Kerber but two consecutive backhand errors from Williams and Kerber holds to After less than an hour, Williams must hold serve to stay in this final..
Kerber is the highest-ranked player Williams has played this tournament and it shows. To put it into perspective: Kim Clijsters was the last player to win a grand slam after becoming a mother, at the US Open in Kerber, meanwhile, is charging around the court and fires a forehand down the line for , two break points.
And on the second she sends another clean winner to almost exactly the same spot! Kerber is in command. Williams hauls herself to deuce from down.
But a cry from Williams when Kerber claims the next two points to hold. Kerber is playing with such consistency and Williams is very up and down.
But Williams is sucking for air here, Kerber is doing such a good job of dragging her all around the court. Kerber is the first top defensive player Williams has played this tournament and Williams is finding it hard to keep up.
Williams is willing herself to produce more here. The crowd are doing their best to encourage her too. Williams is pushing at but then throws in the strangest of shots when, at the net, she plays pat-a-cake with a smash.
Perhaps the ball dropped lower than she was expecting. Kerber holds to An ominous stat for Williams: This afternoon was supposed to be about Williams further enhancing her greatness.
That could still happen, of course, but Kerber is showing no signs of easing off at the start of the second set.
She holds to Discount Serena at your peril She puts away a drive volley, that will have felt good. Can she build on that? Yes — but it was touch and go — Kerber attempts the lob with Williams close to the net and it goes just long.
Williams rams a high backhand into the net and Kerber secures the set! She often retaliates immediately. A first double fault, Keen to make amends, she sends down a smash on the first break point and Kerber hits an air shot.
An unreturned serve out wide on the second break point.