Winner Angelique Kerber of Germany and runner-up Serena Williams of The United States pose with the trophies after the Ladies' Singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England.
Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, overwhelming the seven-time champion with a stunning 65-minute upset on Centre Court.
Williams dedicated her performance against Kerber, who is now a three-time grand slam champion, to mothers around the world.
Kerber is seeking to add a first Wimbledon title to her Australian and U.S. Open victories, which both came in 2016.
A win would have tied her with Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles.
The husband of Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian, has penned a wonderful tribute to his wife, after her appearance in the final of Wimbledon.
On Kerber, Williams said: "She's an incredible person, a really good friend, so I am really happy for her". She's just getting started.
The 30-year-old - the first German singles champion here since her idol Steffi Graf in 1996 - said: "I was quite nervous before the match".
"When you've reached the top players have nothing to lose when they play against you", she said.
"I spoke with my grandparents after the match, straight after, because I knew that they support me at home in front of the TV", Kerber said. "I think it's important for us to share that message".
She needed surgery and was bed-bound for weeks, but Williams has managed to overcome those hard days and resume her tennis career.
Kerber made only five unforced errors the entire match, 19 fewer than Williams. "She played out of her mind".
After winning her semifinal against Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3, Kerber was asked what she sees across the net when she goes up against Williams. "I didn't know I would have such, kind of, traumatic thoughts". You're such an inspiration for all of us and I'm sure you will have your next grand slam title soon. She won four major tournaments in a row and came close to a calendar-year Grand Slam. She struggled with her movement, and her serve, as evidence by the fact she lost 4 of 9 service games and just 34% of return points, while also firing 24 errors.
Williams was asked what she'll tell her daughter, Olympia, about this tournament and this day.