In a nerveless display of supreme shot-making and guile, Kerber repeated her 2016 Australian Open final triumph over Williams with a commanding 6-3 6-3 victory in Saturday's title showdown at The All England Club. After giving birth to her daughter, Olympia, on September 1, Williams dealt with health complications that included blood clots and led to what she said were multiple operations.
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The beaten 2016 finalist - who lost to Williams two years ago - had flown under the radar at the All England Club for much of the fortnight, but played some fabulous tennis to exact revenge on her American rival. It was one of Williams' most lopsided losses. She is the first German to win a Wimbledon Singles title since Steffi Graf in 1996.
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She briefly hit back, breaking to love in the fourth game, but then produced another error-strewn effort, including two double faults, to gift a 4-3 lead to Kerber. "I was still pregnant at this time previous year".
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