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Australian Open: Tennis fraternity wish champion Angelique Kerber

The seventh seed toppled Serena 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win her maiden major title.

Australian Open: Tennis fraternity wish champion Angelique Kerber

New Delhi: Angelique Kerber stunned Serena Williams to win the Australian Open on Saturday and thwart the American top seed`s bid to equal Steffi Graf`s Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam titles.

The seventh seed toppled the 34-year-old 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win her maiden major title and become the first German Grand Slam champion since Graf at the 1999 French Open.

Men's World No. 1 Novak Djokovic who will face Andy Murray for the Australian Open title on Sunday said that it was great sportsmanship by both players. He also congratulated Angelique Kerber for her first Grand Slam win.

Present and former players from the tennis fraternity also lauded Kerber for her sensational victory.

From Zee News

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