Serena Williams failed to make history on Saturday afternoon as she was defeated in the Wimbledon final by Angelique Kerber.
Kerber won in straight sets of 6-3 6-3.
“It was such an amazing tournament for me. I was really happy to get this far. It’s obviously disappointing but I have so much to look forward to.
“I’m just me. For all the mums out there I tried to do it for all of you. Angelique played out of her mind, and I look forward to being back.
“Angelique’s an incredible person and a great friend,” Williams said after the game.
She will have to wait until the US Open to attempt to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 grand slam titles.