No. 7 seed player in 2016 Australian Open Angelique Kerber has made biggest upset in tennis history as she defeated world no. 1 Serena Williams in the final to win her first Grand Slam in the career. This was remarkable win for German player as she has become first German player to win Australian Open in past 22 years after Steffi Graf in 1994.
Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams by 6-4, 3-6 and 6-4 to create history. With this win Germany star has reached to the second spot in the WTA rankings. USA star was defending champion in the tournament and was favorite to win 2016 title too but courage and hard work of Kerber stunned Serena.
After the match presentation party, Williams congratulated Angelique and wished her best of luck for upcoming events. Also she praised her that she was best in the event.
Serena congratulated Kerber and said, “Congratulations Angie, you were the best player this tournament. I really hope you enjoy this moment. You truly deserve it.”
After registering her name in the history, Angelique Kerber mentioned that Serena is an inspiration for all players and she is a great player. German star also congratulated Serena for her wonderful career. She also said that her dreams have come true tonight.
Kerber said, “My dream has come true tonight. I had goosebumps. My whole life I’ve worked hard. To say ‘I am a Grand Slam champion’ is crazy.”
“Serena, you are an inspiration for so many people. An unbelievably great person. Congrats for everything you have done already.”
This is consecutive second Grand Slam final lost for world no.1 Serena Williams as she lost 2015 US Open final also.