Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title

Pippa Matthews and James Middleton in the stands of court one on day nine of the Wimbledon Championships

Pippa Matthews and James Middleton in the stands of court one on day nine of the Wimbledon Championships

The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex will attend Wimbledon this weekend to cheer on Meghan Markle's close friend Serena Williams in the women's singles final.

It is the 30-year-old Kerber's third Grand Slam title.

But, back to her best on the grass at Wimbledon, she needed only 11 winners and one ace to deny an oddly nervous Serena, who contributed to her own downfall with a whopping 24 unforced errors, compared to only five from Kerber.

The tennis champion reached her 10th Wimbledon final in just her 13th match since giving birth to daughter Olympia past year.

Williams had been the favourite despite it being only her fourth tournament since giving birth in September.

For Kerber, there's no surprise it's Williams standing between the German and another Grand Slam.

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Seven-times champion Williams had been bidding to claim a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam crown but made too many errors as Kerber ran out a comfortable victor in the final.

Urged on by husband Alexis Ohanian and her celebrity supporters, Williams upped her aggression and noise level, almost taking out her opponent with a thunderous drive volley in the third game of the second set.

Serena made light work of Julia Goerges in the semi-final 6-2, 6-4 and is starting as the favourite to add to her tally of 23 Grand Slam titles in what will be her 10th Wimbledon final.

"We've always had a wonderful friendship", Williams said of her friendship with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, earlier this week.

As hard has Williams strove to break Kerber's rock-solid defence, she had to red-line to stay with, and having struck 44 aces to get to the final, she could conjure only another four.

But as is often the case for those who reach the top, staying there is just as hard as getting there in the first place. "I'm trying to focus on my team and my box and trying to focus on the tennis", said Kerber.

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