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Angeligue Kerber beats gracious Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Angelique Kerber beat seven-time champion Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title and spoil the American’s dream comeback as a mum.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion had been the favourite despite only contesting her fourth tournament since giving birth in September.

The German 11th seed, 30, beat the 23-time Grand Slam champion 6-3 6-3 to add this title to her 2016 Australian Open and US Open crowns.

Williams had been the favourite despite it being only her fourth tournament since giving birth in September.

Kerber’s comfortable victory saw her pick up the third Grand Slam title of her career, adding to her Australian and US Open triumphs in 2016.

In addition, Kerber becomes the first German to win a Wimbledon singles title since Steffi Graf in 1996.

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