The 36-year-old, unbeaten at the All England Club since 2014, had begun to look unstoppable during the fortnight and had dropped only one set in reaching her 10th Wimbledon final.
After a title-laden 2016 - Kerber won both the United States and Australian Open - she finished the year as World No.1 but then proceeded to plunge through the rankings to No.21 in 2017 after failing to win a single tournament. After another two months away, she played in the French Open in May, withdrawing in the fourth round with an injured pectoral muscle.
The royal sisters-in-law stepped out to watch the Ladies' Single Final at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships on Saturday (July 14) in London, England.
"This is something special", Kerber said. If Serena's accomplishment was great on Saturday morning, it was great on Saturday afternoon too. You're such an inspiration for all of us, for all the people watching. I think that was the right decision, to put the match before us because they have tomorrow the biggest final. Honestly, I feel like if I can do it, they can do it.
The left-hander struggled to deal with the added focus previous year, though, when she failed to win a title and slid from number one to 21 in the rankings.
"I tried but Angelique played really well". And she totally did.
Kerber regained her composure as some textbook defence and pin-point striking brought up three more break points in game seven - the third of which was taken when Williams erred with a forehand. Sometimes you just get beat.
"I'm just me and that's all that I can be". It's her first title and I know she's going to really enjoy it and enjoy the moment.
I look forward to continuing to be out here and do what I do best.
While it's not the first time her good friend of many years will be cheering her on from the stands, it will be the first time Meghan Markle steps into the Royal Box as the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex. You know, I didn't know a couple of months ago where I was, where I would be, how I would do, how I would be able to come back.
Williams then netted and will have to wait a while longer to match Margaret Court's Grand Sam haul. "Congrats again for coming back".
However, she was caught on camera looking deflated following Serena's defeat by Angelique.
Kerber won the first set 6-3. Even though Williams came up short this time around, she'll certainly be back.
Kerber showed to have a clear gameplan and the athletic brilliance to apply it with no sign of esitation. Kerber had earlier defeated Serena in the 2016 Australian Open final.
Her winning mentality is still there, untouched.