The legendary Serena Williams had an opportunity to notch her eighth Wimbledon win and third in four years in the finals against Germany’s Angelique Kerber Saturday at the All-England Club.
Unfortunately for America’s princess, it was not to be. Unforced error after unforced error led to her losing consecutive sets, 6-3, to fall short of the title.
Williams’ return to the court and near title comes shortly after she struggled through a complicated pregnancy. She’s 37 years old and still one of the top athletes in the world.
Obviously, Twitter had a lot to say about the performances of both Kerber and Williams on Saturday. Here’s the best.
Serena still has my respect. She had a whole baby and returned to compete at a high level and advanced to the Wimbledon championship. That’s pretty awesome. Just wasn’t her day and again Kerber was good.
— Rob from Chester, Pa (@knoxrob1) July 14, 2018
Angelique Kerber becomes the first German woman to win #Wimbledon since Steffi Graf in 1996. Defeats Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 in 65 minutes.
The Serena-Angie hug just surpassed all of DelPo's hugs in my book! pic.twitter.com/MhUiJcZ8FL
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) July 14, 2018
What an amazing run by #Serena, but hats off to Kerber. She played great today. Had Serena running all over the court. Definitely a deserving champion. She's now just the 2nd player to ever beat Serena twice in a grand slam final. Venus is the other. #Wimbledon
— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) July 14, 2018
Serena Williams came back from pregnancy to make it to the finals of Wimbledon at almost 37 years old. That’s greatness.
Despite the loss, she’s still the GOAT.
— Everette Taylor (@Everette) July 14, 2018
On-court/course career earnings
Williams sisters: $126,947,362
Tiger Woods: $122,297,532
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 14, 2018
Serena Williams gave birth 10 months ago and suffered severe complications. She could barely walk out of her house eight months ago.
Today she played in the final at Wimbledon. Regardless of what the score says, she’s an absolute champion in every way.
— D'Arcy Maine (@darcymaine_espn) July 14, 2018
Now Angelique Kerber says to Serena Williams "You are such an inspiration to everyone."#Wimbledon
— nbabeau (@NBABeau) July 14, 2018
Kerber joins Venus as the only woman to beat Serena in more than 1 slam final #wimbledon
— Absolute Productions (@odaat_webseries) July 14, 2018
Now Kerber's interview and praise for Serena is making me cry omg…
— DACA doll (@CharlotteAbotsi) July 14, 2018