By Tennis Channel on Saturday, 10 December 2016
Category: Tennis News

2nd Runner-Up Match of the Year: Australian Open Final

This was a match result that no one so coming as seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated top seed Serena Williams of United States in an exciting final of the 2016 Australian Open.

Kerber was the overwhelming underdog as this was her first Grand Slam final, and had a daunting task of playing a then 21-time Grand Slam champion (Williams now has 22 Grand Slam titles).

Kerber broke Williams in the fourth game of the first set to go up 3-1. Kerber was able to consolidate the break but Williams broke back in the sixth game. Kerber broke right back and was able to close the set 6-4.

Williams came back strong in the second set, breaking Kerber in the fourth game to go up 3-1 and eventually taking the second set 6-3 to level the match.

In the third set, Kerber took the first two games to go up 2-0 but soon Williams got the break back. Kerber got another opportunity to go up 4-2 but again, Williams caught up.

In the tenth game of the decider, Kerber broke Williams to take the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Watch Kerber v S. Williams:

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Original author: Ashley Ndebele
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