Aus Open: Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams in women’s singles final

Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 in Aus Open 2016 women's singles final, lifts her first Grand Slam title.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 30, 2016 5:11 pm
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Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 in Aus Open 2016 women’s singles final, lifts her first Grand Slam title. The win lifts the German to 2nd spot in the rankings

The final, as it happened

All over! Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 to lift women’s singles title

1612 hrs IST: Solid break from Serena makes the deciding set very interesting. Kerber still in 5-4 lead, but it’s Serena who will serve now

1602 hrs IST: Kerber holds! She’s a game away from winning the women’s singles title

1600 hrs IST: Crucial break puts Kerber 4-2 ahead in the deciding set. Pressure on top seed now

1552 hrs IST: Rally of the match! Lasts 19 shots, and Serena seals it with a powerful forehand

1544 hrs IST: Serena with an emphatic fightback to make it 2-2. Aggressive tennis from both finalists

1536 hrs IST: Kerber ups the aggression early in the deciding set. Takes 2-0 lead in the third

1524 hrs IST: Game, set to Serena. Seals the second 6-3 to make it 1-1 in the final. All to play for in the final set now

1519 hrs IST: With ease! Serena storms to a 5-2 lead. She’s a break away to make it 1-1 in the final

1512 hrs IST: Serena returning to dominating ways. A hold of serve extends her lead over Kerber to 4-1 in the second set

1506 hrs IST: Serena capitalises on Kerber’s two double faults, breaks the German’s serve to take 3-1 lead in the second set

1500 hrs IST: Second set locked at 1-1 so far. Both Kerber and Serena have managed to hold their serves so far

1457 hrs IST: Serena didn’t drop a set in the tournament until today

1451 hrs IST: Kerber with a clinical hold, and she seals the opening set 6-4. The German has dominated Serena in the women’s singles final so far

1448 hrs IST: Williams stays alive with the hold. Kerber now has a golden opportunity to seal the opening set with a hold of serve

1440 hrs IST: Hold follows the break. Serena will now serve to stay alive in the opening set. Trails 3-5

1437 hrs IST: Kerber with another break. Pressure on Serena now. The top seed trails the German 3-4 in the opening set

1429 hrs IST: If it goes the distance in similar fashion, it promises to be a cracker of a women’s singles final

1424 hrs IST: Kerber with a top serving game after the break. Holds her serve with a powerful smash. Extends lead over Serena to 3-1

1420 hrs IST: After hold of serves in the first two games, Kerber breaks Serena in the third. Takes early lead in the opening set

1414 hrs IST: Here’s what they are playing for. The women’s singles trophy

1410 hrs IST: A win here would move Serena to 22 grand slam titles, same as Steffi Graf and a record for the Open era

1408 hrs IST: Kerber is yet to beat Serena since her win over the top seed in 2012, in Cincinnati

1407 hrs IST: Serena has been dominating in the tournament so far – yet to drop a set. In the big final, however, they say, all starts at zero

1400 hrs IST: The women’s singles finalists Serena and Kerber make their way to the court. We are moments away from the first serve

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Serena Williams is a raging hot favourite to beat the first-time finalist on Rod Laver Arena, a victory that would move the American to 22 grand slam singles titles, the same as Graf and a record for the Open era.

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