Serena Williams sends a message to mothers after Wimbledon loss
16 July, 2018, 02:32 | Author: Kristine Mills
"That's fantastic." Williams had hoped to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles by winning her first major prize since becoming a mother in September.
Serena suffered complications, including a pulmonary embolism, that led to several surgeries, after giving birth to her daughter via C-section. This marks Williams' first Wimbledon loss since 2008 when her sister Venus Williams won the title. Williams was mostly her own undoing, too: She was responsible for the final's initial six unforced errors.
Alexis Ohanian posted a photo of the tennis champion onto Instagram with the caption "just getting started". "They are really proud and without them I wouldn't be here, with all my family, they support me my whole life and I think they will drink tonight as well a little bit".
Attacking right-hander Graf relied on her big forehand and serve while left-hander Kerber is more of a counter-puncher, as she displayed to great effect on Saturday when dealing with the inevitable Williams barrage. I was really happy to get this far.
Kerber dropped to the grass when a netted service return gave her victory.
And Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, shared a story putting into perspective just how much Williams had come back from. "I'm the first German after Steffi to have won, that's unbelievable". "I came in here expecting that maybe I wouldn't get a seed".
Beaten but unbowed, Serena Williams is vowing to continue her relentless pursuit of tennis's most elusive feat despite falling tantalisingly short at Wimbledon. So I think these two weeks have really showed me that, OK, I can compete.
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