Serena Williams has been defeated by Angelique Kerber of Germany in the quarter final of the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati. Serena has been in amazing form since the last two months. She had won the Wimbledon Championship and then, she went on to win the Gold medal in the London Olympics. Serena’s fans expecting her to win the Cincinnati open as well, but, Kerber shocked Serena in the quarter final match. The German player won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-4. Kerber defeated Serena in just 76 minutes.
Kerber kept Serena under pressure right from the start of the match. Serena’s service was broken in the very first game of the first set. Kerber held her service in the second game to take a lead of 2-0. Kerber kept herself ahead throughout the set and won the first set by 6-4. Serena played some very poor shots in the first set. Serena continued making mistakes in the second set as well. Kerber broke Serena’s service once in the second set and kept her lead till the end to win the second set by the same margin of 6-4.
In the post match interview, Serena said that she has played a lot of tennis in the recent times and she needs a bit of rest. She would be quite refreshed for the US Open after resting for 2 or 3 days. As per Serena, you can’t win all the matches that you play. It was just one of those days when everything went wrong for her. On the other hand, Kerber was overjoyed after beating one of the greatest female tennis players of all times. She said that she wasn’t that confident before going into the match, but, Serena made her job easy by playing some loose shots.