Wimbledon Day 12 - headlines and sidelines
Headlines and sidelines at Wimbledon on Saturday:
- Headlines -
+ Kerber stuns Serena for first Wimbledon title
+ 6-3, 6-3 loss ends Serena's bid for 24th Grand Slam title
+ Djokovic to face Anderson for title
+ Djokovic, Nadal play second longest Wimbledon semi-final
+ Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Sussex watch Centre Court action
- Who's saying what -
"I cannot be disappointed. I have so much to look forward to and I am just getting started."
-- Serena Williams after her loss to Angelique Kerber in the final
"I am just me, and that's all I can be. To all the mums out there, I was playing for you today."
-- Serena on playing just her fourth tournament since giving birth to daughter Olympia in September
"I knew I had to play my best tennis against a champion like Serena."
-- Angelique Kerber
"If I show you my feet, you would understand."
-- Novak Djokovic on the physical challenge of playing Nadal
"I wasn't a spectator, but I think it was a great show for the fans, I'm happy to have been part of this."
-- Nadal after his five-set defeat to Djokovic
"(Indoor golf) putting...and warmed up 10 times!"
-- Nadal on passing the time Friday as he waited for Kevin Anderson and John Isner to finish.
"The respect is very high because is an opponent that we played a lot of times. We played in the greatest stadiums, greatest moments for both of us. We shared on court a lot of big moments for both of us, no?"
-- Nadal after his 52nd match against Djokovic
"Incredible battle from two warriors. Level was off the charts. Thanks for letting us witness greatness."
-- Britain's Jamie Murray after watching Nadal and Djokovic
"I've been having a reoccurring hamstring issue over the last 18 months. My understanding is when there's a medical device, it is of colour, and these aren't your normal compression shorts, they are pretty specialized, so that's why they approved it and allowed me to wear it."
-- Finalist Kevin Anderson on his black underwear despite the All England Club's 'all-white clothing' rule
"And thank you @KAndersonATP for being an example of class and humility. You?ve earned the success that has come your way. Enjoy finals Sunday big guy!"
-- Three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick on Twitter
- Royal Box watch -
-- Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex and a close friend of Serena Williams, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, were on hand to see the final. So too were stage and screen stars Thandie Newton, James Norton and Mark Rylance.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton showed up in Serena's players box
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