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Wimbledon 2018: Angelique Kerber victorious, wins her third Grand Slam title!

Date
17 July 2018

London — Angelique Kerber (GER) defeated 7-time former champion Serena Williams (USA) 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to win her first Wimbledon crown, adding to her US Open and Australia Open victories. Across Wimbledon, Team Yonex players took home trophies in five other categories.

In a rematch of their 2016 Wimbledon Final, this year it was Kerber’s chance for revenge by sticking to her game and finding answers for everything that Williams could throw at her. After being level at 2-2 in the first set, Kerber continued to play her brand of ultra-clean tennis — she made only five unforced errors the entire match — and biding her time, waited for opportunities. The second set went much the same as the first, with Kerber covering the baseline and returning multiple times what appeared to be winners from Williams. When Williams returned a serve into the net on championship point, Kerber covered her face in her hands and fell to the grass, overcome with emotion.

"It is a dream come true," she said, "I know I had to play my best tennis against a champion like Serena." Kerber becomes the first German to win at Wimbledon since Steffi Graf in 1996 and moves up the WTA rankings to World No. 4*1. She now needs only to collect a French Open championship to complete the career Grand Slam. 

Meanwhile, in mixed doubles, Nicole Melichar (USA) and Alexander Peya (AUT) took the top prize. It is the first major title for the collaboration between Melichar’s service game and Peya’s net play. 

In juniors, Yonex was the number one brand amongst the boys and girls who made the Round of 16*2. Both boy’s and girl’s doubles ended in Yonex showdowns, with Yanks Erel (TUR) and Xiyu Wang (CHN) winning top honors for the boys and the girls, respectively. While in wheelchair tennis, Diede De Groot (NED) took home the hardware in both women’s singles and doubles.

At Wimbledon this year, #TeamYonex took home first place in women’s singles, mixed doubles, junior boy’s and girl’s doubles, and wheelchair women’s singles and doubles, for a total of 6 champions.  


*1 as of July 16th, 2018   
*2 according to Yonex research


(11) Angelique Kerber: VCORE, POLYTOUR FIRE 120
Nicole Melichar: EZONE 100POLYTOUR SPIN 125
Yanks Erel: VCORE PRO 97POLYTOUR FIRE 125
Xiyu Wang: EZONE 98POLYTOUR PRO 125
Diede De Groot: EZONE 100, POWERCUSHION ECLIPSION 2

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