Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to claim maiden Australian Open titlehttps://indianexpress.com/photos/sports-gallery/angelique-kerber-stuns-serena-williams-to-claim-maiden-australian-open-title/

Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to claim maiden Australian Open title

Angelique Kerber stunned Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 in the Aus Open 2016 final on Saturday.

Angelique Kerber, Angelique Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Angelique Kerber, Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Kerber, Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams, Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, Serena Kerber, Aus Open Final, Aus Open 2016 final, tennis news, tennis
Angelique Kerber, Angelique Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Angelique Kerber, Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Kerber, Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams, Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, Serena Kerber, Aus Open Final, Aus Open 2016 final, tennis news, tennis

Angelique Kerber stunned Serena Williams to win her first Australian Open title on Saturday. (Source: Reuters)

Angelique Kerber, Angelique Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Angelique Kerber, Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Kerber, Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams, Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, Serena Kerber, Aus Open Final, Aus Open 2016 final, tennis news, tennis

The win gave Angelique Kerber her first Grand Slam. She also became the first German after Steffi Graf in 1999 to win a Grand Slam. (Source: Reuters)

Angelique Kerber, Angelique Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Angelique Kerber, Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Kerber, Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams, Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, Serena Kerber, Aus Open Final, Aus Open 2016 final, tennis news, tennis

Angelique Kerber had the final in control from the opening set itself. The German sealed it 6-4 before losing the second 3-6 and winning the decider 6-4. (Source: Reuters)

Angelique Kerber, Angelique Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Angelique Kerber, Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Kerber, Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams, Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, Serena Kerber, Aus Open Final, Aus Open 2016 final, tennis news, tennis

It was a rare off day for Serena Williams as the top seed committed plenty of unforced errors and wasn't on top of her serving game. (Source: Reuters)

Angelique Kerber, Angelique Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Angelique Kerber, Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Kerber, Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams, Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, Serena Kerber, Aus Open Final, Aus Open 2016 final, tennis news, tennis

The loss meant Serena will have to wait for record equalling Grand Slam win, and creating the Open record. (Source: Reuters)

Angelique Kerber, Angelique Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Angelique Kerber, Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Kerber, Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams, Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, Serena Kerber, Aus Open Final, Aus Open 2016 final, tennis news, tennis

Serena did well to keep the German on her toes in the crucial game of the third set but it was another unforced error which cost her the title. (Source: Reuters)

Angelique Kerber, Angelique Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Angelique Kerber, Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Kerber, Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams, Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, Serena Kerber, Aus Open Final, Aus Open 2016 final, tennis news, tennis

For Angelique Kerber, emotions ran high at the presentation ceremony. The German was happy to finally live her dream of winning a Grand Slam title. (Source: Reuters)

Angelique Kerber, Angelique Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Angelique Kerber, Kerber Aus Open, Aus Open Kerber, Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams, Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, Serena Kerber, Aus Open Final, Aus Open 2016 final, tennis news, tennis

"My whole life I've been working really hard and now I'm here. Now I can say I'm a grand slam champion and it sounds really crazy," said during presentation. (Source: Reuters)

Advertising

Download the Indian Express apps for iPhone, iPad or Android