6-4 3-6 6-4 - Today,player defeated defending champion in the Final at Rod Laver Arena.
This was the firstevent title for Kerber. Since won the in 1994, no German until Kerber won a Grand Slam event. Williams missed a chance to equal the 22 Grand Slam event title record by Graf.
The seventh seeded Kerber took the early lead winning the set 6–4 in 39 minutes, with fivethroughout the match. Williams, with seven aces throughout the match, snatched the second set 6–3 in just 33 minutes. Kerber had just thirteen compared to Williams's 46.
The third set was the longest one, extended till 56 minutes, and Kerber winning the set 6–4, and the event title in the end. Williams committed threein the last set.
Following the match, she said "I'm a really normal girl, I like going out to dinner & going to the cinema. Like any girl [...] Now I've won the Australian Open...that sounds really weird!" She added that Graf was still an idol for her.
Now I've won the Australian Open...that sounds really weird!
Novak Djokovic, five time Australian Open congratulated her on, and appreciated both players' sportsmanship. Djokovic is to play Andy Murray tomorrow in the men's final.