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Angelique Kerber Thumps Serena Williams To Win Wimbledon

German 11th seed Angelique Kerber thumped America’s Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title at the All England Club.

The 30-year-old beat the 23-time Grand Slam winner by 6-3 6-3 in two straight sets to clinch her median Wimbledon Crown.

"It is a dream come true," Kerber said.

"I know I had to play my best tennis against a champion like Serena. Serena is a great person and a great champion and she is a great inspiration for all of us."

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

On the other hand, Williams said she was happy to simply get to the final so soon especially when she least expected it to happen.

"It is obviously a disappointment but I can't be disappointed. I'm literally getting started.”

"To the other mums out there I was playing for you today and I tried. But Angelique played really well. I look forward to continuing to be out there and do what I do best."

Kerber adds the title to her 2016 Australian Open and US Open crowns.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-6 7-6 (11-9) 3-6 10-8 in five hours and 16 minutes to earn his slot in the men’s finals and will face off with South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Sunday.

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