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    Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 14, 2018. Germany's Angelique Kerber in action during the women's singles final against Serena Williams of the U.S.

    Angelique Kerber Beats Serena Williams in Wimbledon Women's Singles

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    German tennis player Angelique Kerber has won her first Wimbledon title after dethroning the 23-time Grand Slam holder Serena Williams from the US in the final.

    Kerber, playing in the tournament under number 11 in the final match on Saturday beat Williams, number 25, 6-3 and 6-3.

    For 30-year-old Kerber, this is her third victory in the Grand Slam tournament in singles, as she won the Australian and US Opens in 2016.

    Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 14, 2018. Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during the women's singles final against Germany's Angelique Kerber
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    Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 14, 2018. Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during the women's singles final against Germany's Angelique Kerber

    Serena Williams fought back, trying to cut the deficit, making the score 3-2 to her advantage.

    But her efforts were not enough to change the course of the game, as the tenacious Kerber regained her composure to secure a 6-3 win in the opening set.

    Former champion Serena Williams is a sevenfold champion of Wimbledon.

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