Serena Williams of the USA waves to the crowd after being defeated by Angelique Kerber of Germany in the women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.
Also became the first German to win the title since Steffi Graf in 1996.
"I'd just like to tell all the moms, I had such a long struggle to come back and it was really hard", Williams explained in her post-match interview.
Kerber, who beat Williams to lift her first grand slam title at the Australian Open in 2016, opened up another break point at 3-2 in the second set with a punishing backhand pass, before she moved two games clear with a rasping forehand. I was really happy to get this far.
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For Meghan, the day will have added significance, as she cheers on her friend Serena Williams, who faces Angelique Kerber in the final on Saturday afternoon. She played in the tournament as the No. 25 seed, despite being ranked No. 183 in the world in late June. It is Djokovic's first final at the All England Club against someone other than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray.
After Williams held serve, all eyes were on Kerber, including those of British royalty.
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'I knew I had to play my best tennis against a champion like Serena, ' Kerber said.
Returning to major action at the French Open in May, she was forced to pull out of her fourth round match due to a pectoral injury.
She essentially played a pristine match, with only five unforced errors compared to 24 by Williams. Obviously I can compete for the long run in a Grand Slam. This marks Williams' first Wimbledon loss since 2008 when her sister Venus Williams won the title.
It's truly stunning to see Williams back on the court and competing just 10 months after complications during giving birth almost killed her.
Kerber - now a three-time Grand Slam champion - defeated Williams 6-3, 6-3, and after collapsing to the ground in disbelief after her match point, the two players met at the net and shared a wonderfully heartwarming hug as Williams offered her congratulations. She expressed confidence that she would continue to improve in the coming weeks.
The powerful American had been on a 20-match winning roll at Wimbledon, a sequence that started in 2015, and had picked up speed round by round in the past fortnight. Get that motivation back?' I felt like I didn't sleep for a year with the first baby.