Serena Williams Loses To Angelique Kerber At Austrailan Open

After winning three Grand Slams in 2015, It looked like Serena Williams would start 2016 with the same intensity. But Saturday morning that idea was put to an end as Serena loss to Germany’s Angelique Kerber 4-6, 6-3, 4-6 in the final at the Australian Open.

Serena was going for her 22nd career Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne. It was Angelique’s first Grand Slam final. Following the match, Serena had kind words for Angelique and a bit of perspective on her own career.

“I mean, every time I walk in this room, everyone expects me to win every single match, every single day of my life. As much as I would like to be a robot, I’m not. I try to,”

Serena told Angelique, “Let me be the first to congratulate you. Enjoy the moment. I’m so happy for you.”

Kerber is the first German woman to win the Australian title since 1994, and will now be ranked  No. 2 in the women’s tennis.

“My whole life I was working really hard and now I’m here and I can say I’m a Grand Slam champion. It sounds really crazy and unbelievable,”

The focus now shifts to Serena’s least favorite of the four majors, the French Open. Williams only has three career titles at Roland Garros, with 18 split equally between the other three Grand Slams. However, over the last few years she has enjoyed more success on the clay in France. Two of her French Open titles having come over the last three years.