'I'm just getting started': Serena defiant after Wimbledon woe

Angelo Anderson
July 14, 2018

Meghan, however, was clearly aware of protocol, and even though she took her new hat into the box, chose not to put it on during her stay.

Serena Williams is just one win away from equalling Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam titles, with only Angelique Kerber standing between her and that much-deserved bit of history.

Two months later, she returned to the All England Club as the No. 25 seed. I'm really happy for Angelique, it's awesome, ' said Williams. "I didn't know I would have such, kind of, traumatic thoughts". She's an incredible person, a really good friend, so I am really happy for her.

The tennis? That's come quite naturally, not surprisingly. "Give the Women their due and give the boys more rest.but i am NOT making the schedule." she tweeted. She was playing in the fourth tournament of her comeback.

Next was a first-round loss at Miami. I'm the first German after Steffi to have won, that's incredible. "That was the hardest part - accepting that I didn't", Williams said.

After a lengthy delay to the start of the match, following the conclusion of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal's epic five hour and 15 minutes semi-final that was delayed overnight, it finally got underway more than two hours after the allotted start time.

Williams came out swinging but was easily overpowered by Kerber in back-to-back sets.

It was Kerber's third title at the majors to add to her Australian Open and US Open triumphs in 2016. Kerber also won that year's U.S. Open, replacing Williams atop the WTA rankings right afterward.

'It's a dream come true, you are such an inspiration for all us, that's wonderful and I'm sure you will have your next Grand Slam title very soon, ' Kerber told Williams.

They've played each other a total of eight times in the past, and Williams leads 6-2.

But with the clock ticking, and having already celebrated her 28th birthday, Kerber stunned Williams in the 2016 Australian Open final to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.

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