Angelique Kerber claimed her third grand slam title and first at Wimbledon after she outplayed Serena Williams in the final.
Kerber beat the American 6-3 6-3 on Centre Court to avenge her defeat in the final two years ago.
Here, Press Association Sport lists five things you might not have known about the German.
Her idol is Steffi Graf
She was the first German to win a grand slam singles this century
She is a big Bayern Munich fan
Despite hailing from northern Germany, Kerber is a devoted Bayern Munich supporter and takes in games when she can. She said in 2013: “I was a Bayern fan right from being a small child, despite coming from northern Germany. Everyone around us supported HSV (Hamburg) or Bremen, so I was the odd one out.”
Her mother is also her manager
Kerber says her mother, Beata, is “the most important person my life” but her influence stretches way beyond that of most parents. Kerber has played tennis since the age of three, and Beata has been the driving force on the court since her professional career began at the age of 15.
She runs her own tennis academy
Kerber actually lives in Poland, which is where the Angelique Kerber Tennis Academy is based. Opened in 2006, “Angie” ranks among the biggest tennis clubs in the country and possesses four indoor carpet courts and four outdoor Laykold hard courts – the only ones in Poland.