The scoreline for the match was 6:4, 3:6, 6:4. Serena won’t admit it, but it was clear that she was struggling with nerves again, similar to her match with Vinci at the U.S. Open. She really struggled with her footwork, as well as with her serves, serving less than 60% first serves in the first and third sets. Kerber, however, put a lot of pressure on Serena with her strong returning and retrieving skills.
So, Serena’s chance to catch Steffi Graf’s 22 grand slam singles titles will have to wait – there are three more opportunities this year 🙂
Kerber becomes the first German to win a grand slam singles title since Steffi Graf won Wimbledon in 1999.