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Published: 11:08 | 30/1/16

Kerber beats Williams to glory

German triumphs at Australian Open

Angelique Kerber shocked Serena Williams to triumph in the final of the Australian Open.

The seventh seed recorded a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win at the Rod Laver Arena to secure her first Grand Slam title at the expense of the world number one.

In triumphing, Kerber became the first German to win a Grand Slam tournament since Steffi Graf did so at the 1999 French Open.

The 28-year-old took full advantage of a host of errors from Williams to secure the first set in just under 40 minutes.

However, a break in the fourth game of the second set allowed the American to tie the match and set up a decider.

Williams fought hard to stay in the contest, going 0-2 and 2-4 down in the third, and looked on course to level at 5-5 when came she came from 0-30 behind to edge to 40-30.

Kerber, though, took the advantage with two shots to the net from Williams, sealing victory when the 34-year-old hit long.

"Serena, you are such an inspiration," said the victor immediately afterwards. "You are a great person, and congrats for everything you've done.

"It's my dream come. I worked for this my whole life. Now I can say I'm a Grand Slam champion. That sounds crazy."

Williams paid respect to her conqueror, saying: "Thank you for tonight. It was a great match.

"Angie, congratulations, you deserve this and I'm so happy for you. I really hope you enjoy this moment.

"It was remarkably fun and I really enjoyed all of this.”

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