Social scene: Twitterverse weighs in on Kerber's upset of Serena
Heading into Saturday's Australian Open women's final, not many gave Angelique Kerber a chance against world No. 1 Serena Williams. But the German held on after Williams forced a third set, and won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 for her first Grand Slam title.
The Twitterverse weighed in, with congratulations for Kerber and respect for Serena in defeat:
Angelique Kerber: 1st woman to win 1st career Grand Slam title vs No. 1 seed since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004 vs Serena Williams.- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 30, 2016
Holy Toledo massive props to Angie Kerber baby on winning her 1st grand slam title in humungous upset of SW21- Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) January 30, 2016
What a match! Great fight and emotions from both women. Serena very classy after the match . Congrats on grand slam nr 1 @AngeliqueKerber- Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) January 30, 2016
Very VERY happy for Kerber. Good player. Come this far, to play a career where nerves have cost her. To say, "just this once," and then win.- Howard Bryant (@hbryant42) January 30, 2016
Congratulations @AngeliqueKerber! So happy for you. Enjoy every second, you earned it- Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) January 30, 2016
I don't like seeing Serena as humble runner up, even though she played the role well.- Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 30, 2016
I said before the match Kerber would have to play the match of her life to win- she did. Wow- congrats!And Serena- what a gracious champion!- Martina Navratilova (@Martina) January 30, 2016
Congrats from Deutschland
German sports stars from tennis and beyond reached out to congratulate their countrywoman:
Ganz großen Respekt @AngeliqueKerber. Hast du dir sowas von verdient- Andreas Beck (@andi_beck) January 30, 2016
Angelique. Du bist der Wahnsinn. Ich möchte dich heiraten. GLÜÜÜCKWUUUNSCH- Andrea Petkovic (@andreapetkovic) January 30, 2016
And finally ...
The victory selfie ...