Despite so much Grand Slam success, despite holding a 6-2 career edge against Kerber entering the day, Williams played tightly right from the outset. "Kerber is playing at the top of her game". "I can, you know, come out and be a contender to win Grand Slams".
"I honestly felt I would have done better in some of the earlier tournaments". "She is always fighting until the last point". The sheer presence of Serena has been so overpowering that I can not but wonder whether the exodus of top seeds was a sense of ominous foreboding that accompanies a champion of her stature. And she totally did.
Kerber clinched the coveted trophy, denying Williams a chance to grab her 24th Grand Slam title.
Williams was in full agreement with the 30-year-old German and played down suggestions that it was disrespectful to the women's game.
Her presence in the final of a Grand Slam in just her 14th match since that traumatic experience has convinced Serena she can catch Court and even break her record in the future. Actually had nothing - actually, every match this tournament I didn't have a start time. "It's obviously disappointing, but I can't be disappointed".
"I entered Wimbledon just wanting to win some matches". I have so much to look forward to and I am just getting started.
"She's an incredible person and a really good friend, so I'm really happy for her. It was such a long way to see light at the end of the road", she said.
Williams, however, struggled to control the game as Kerber began the rally.
While former Hollywood starlet, Meghan, opted for a blue and white stripped silk shirt tucked into high-waisted white palazzo trousers by American designer Ralph Lauren, who she wore to Prince Louis's Christening earlier in the week.
Middleton, 36, will also attend Sunday's Gentlemen's Singles Final - whose pairing will be decided on Friday in the semi-finals face-offs - with her husband, Prince William. Terrific playing from two legends of the court. Serena was often forced out of position, obliged to react quickly and struggled to find the space she needed to hit big.
Kerber dropped to the grass when a netted service return gave her victory. Williams was vying for an eighth career Wimbledon title, after missing the Grand Slam tennis tournament past year while pregnant.
Kerber showed to have a clear gameplan and the athletic brilliance to apply it with no sign of esitation.
Williams, who attended the Suits alum's royal wedding to Prince Harry in May, previously teased whether or not she expected Markle to watch her play at this year's tournament.