Kerber defeated Williams to win the Australian Open in 2016 and then, after losing here, lifted the trophy at the US Open.
Williams cut an emotional figure after a straight-set defeat to Angelique Kerber in the women's singles final of Wimbledon 2018 on Saturday, July 14. She wrote that the "past 2 weeks was a sound for all moms" whether they choose to "stay home" or work, adding "you can do it you really can!"
"It was my second chance to play in the final".
Elaborating further on her short on-court address to fellow mothers, Williams, during the post-match press conference, said: "I just like to tell all the moms, like, I had such a long struggle to come back, and it was really hard".
The founder of Reddit was reacting to the progress Serena has made by getting to the Finals of Wimbledon this year.
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.
The Wimbledon final on Saturday was a bout between two women fighting to get back to the top of tennis, and Angelique Kerber came away with a comfortable win, beating Serena Williams, 6-3, 6-3.
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So far this tournament Williams has progressed serenely and dropped just the one set against Camila Giorgi in the quarter-final.
"For all you mums out there I was playing for you".
Stirred by her husband and a flurry of celebrity supporters like Tiger Woods, Lewis Hamilton and Anna Wintour, the 23-time Grand Slam victor forced her way into the match with a sublime volley in the third game of the second set, but again faltered in the very next point.
Instead, the pressure of her new status and trying to back up what she had achieved crushed Kerber, and last season she won only six matches at the four slams combined. "But now I'm just trying to improve my game, thinking not too much about the results, trying to be a better tennis player, a better person". "There are a few more things I had to do beside the tennis court".
"I don't want to limit myself". I didn't know a couple of months ago where I was, where I would be, how I would do, how I would be able to come back. Past year was a real struggle for Kerber so it was no surprise she was so emotional at the moment of victory.
Djokovic is leading two sets to one in his semi-final, which will begin at 1pm.
"He's probably the greatest fighter ever to play this game. That's what makes him so hard to beat on any surface", Djokovic said.
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