The tennis world yesterday witnessed a surprise at the just concluded Australian Open. 28-year-old German player, Angelique Kerber emerged a new champion as she beat world champion, Serena Williams in the final game.
She pulled an incredible 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over the world No1 to secure her first ever grand slam title, denying Serena her 22nd title.
Angelique becomes the first German to win a major singles title since Steffi Graf at the 1999 French Open.
In response to her defeat, this is what the stunned Serena said, “Angie, congratulations. You deserve this and I’m so happy for you. I really hope you enjoy this moment.”
She continued: “Would I give my performance an A? No, but this is all I could produce.
“I’m not a robot. I do the best that I can. I try to win every point but realistically I can’t. Maybe someone else can.”
Angelique was full of emotions as she said, “It’s my dream come. I worked for this my whole life,” said the German.
“It’s been such an up and down two weeks, I was match point down in the first round and had one foot in the plane to Germany.
“Now I have beaten Serena and won the championship. I have so many emotions, so many thoughts, but all of them good ones.”