It was not meant to be for Serena Williams as Angelique Kerber comfortably beat the record-chasing American in straight sets to secure a first Wimbledon title and third grand slam.
Williams was chasing an eighth Wimbledon crown and a first major as a mum, which would have drawn her level with Margaret Court on 24 grand slam titles, but the 36-year-old suffered defeat in just over an hour.
"To all the moms out there, I was playing out there for you today and I tried," Williams said on court immediately after defeat, her third in a Wimbledon final.
"Angelique played really well. I look forward to continuing to be out here and do what I do best. She's an incredible person and a really good friend so I'm really happy for her. I know she's going to enjoy it and enjoy the moment."
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