Touching: Isn’t This Gracious?! Check Out Mom-Of-1, Serena Williams’ Emotional Speech After The Tournament

In the game of life as well as in the game of sport, sometimes you win, sometimes, you lose. It is expedient that there exists a winner and a loser in every competition, and each person holding either of these positions, must be gracious enough to accept whatever is thrusted at him.

What is most important however, is the ability of the one who lost to the other; to accept defeat knowing fully well that, it does not define him. He needs to be realistic with his position so that he can move back, re-strategize and yet re-fire.

Serena Williams may not have won Wimbledon this year, even though the mom-of-1 gave it her all, she has albeit shown a gracious side by magnanimously accepting the defeat, while singing the praises of her contender.

After losing the Ladies’ Single Final to German player, Angelique Kerber on Saturday, Williams gave an emotional interview in front of her incredibly supportive fans, including her good friends- the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and the Duchess Of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

”It was such an amazing tournament for me. I was really hoping to get this far,” Williams, 36, said while fighting back tears. ”It’s obviously disappointing, but I can’t be disappointed. I have so much to look forward to. I’m literally just getting started.”

On their first-ever solo outing together, Kate and Meghan were visibly moved as they listened to Williams share an emotion-laden speech.

Williams, mom-of-1 who had her baby girl Alexis Olympia in September, says she was playing on behalf of moms everywhere, BBC reports.

“To the other mums out there I was playing for you today and I tried. But Angelique played really well. I look forward to continuing to be out there and do what I do best,” she added with emotion in her voice.

Kerber defeated Williams 6-3, 6-3. Despite her disappointment over losing the tournament, Williams shared that she was happy for her opponent.

“She’s an incredible person, Angelique is, and she’s a really good friend, so I’m really happy for her,” she graciously remarked. “This is her first title and I know she’s going to really enjoy it and enjoy the moment. So congrats again. It’s amazing.”

Angelique Kerber beat seven-time champion, Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title.

Williams was the tennis superstar returning from childbirth with Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles title in her sights.

She was the one showing the way, at age 36, for working mothers and older athletes to keep striving for more.

But Angelique Kerber’s comeback has some lessons for all: lessons about persistence, about overcoming weaknesses by developing your strengths, and about sticking to your very fine game plan in a Wimbledon final, against an opponent of superior power and experience.

Kerber struggled last season after winning two Grand Slam titles in 2016 and moving up to the No. 1 ranking. But at 30, she has made an emphatic return to the top, reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open in January and then, winning the trophy she has longed for by defeating Williams.

“No way,” said Kerber as she stared at her name on the board of champions inside the club house after the match. “That was always a dream of mine.”

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