Tennis star Serena Williams has sensationally been denied her eighth Wimbledon crown in a huge loss to German Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon women’s final.
The 36-year-old American and mother of one was defeated 6-3, 6-3 in straight sets which saw Kerber claim her first Wimbledon title to her 2016 Australian Open and US Open crowns.
Williams was gracious in defeat, sharing a laugh with the victor before receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.
“It was such an amazing tournament for me,” a teary Williams said.
“It’s obviously disappointing but I can’t be disappointed. There’s so much to look forward to. It was such an amazing tournament for me. I was really happy to get this far.
“I’m just me, that’s all I can be. Angelique played really well. It was really good and I’m looking forward to continue being out here.
“She’s an incredible person and a good friend, I’m really happy for her and I hope she can enjoy this moment.”