Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton shine at Wimbledon - minus their husbands

The pair will watch Serena Williams, who's a close friend of Meghan's, take on Germany's Angelique Kerber for a shot at the trophy.

"It was my second chance to play in the final". A win would have tied her with Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles.

The German, who won the Australian and US Open titles in 2016, added another to her tally with a convincing victory in the SW19 showpiece.

The German former world number one showed her intent in the first game, breaking the Williams serve that forms the backbone of her game.

"I was really happy to get this far", a visibly emotional Williams said in a post-match interview. "To all the moms out there, I was playing for you today and I tried".

Her early-season woes though seem to be distant past as the 36-year-old has been at her dominant best in the ongoing grass-court Grand Slam tournament in London.

Kerber's clever ball-placement kept extending the rallies and the rustiness in the Williams game was apparent as she smacked the net with a backhand on set point.

Kerber though needs to serve better to make sure she doesn't gift easy points to her American opponent, who is staring at history.

Meghan Markle just arrived at Wimbledon for her joint outing with the Duchess of Cambridge. She also revealed that shortly after her daughter's birth, she almost died.

Winning Wimbledon with Olympia at the tournament with her was supposed to be the crowning glory of her return to the top.

After that very first game, you could see Kerber thinking "woah, this is great, good start".

Serena Williams reacts to losing against Angelique Kerber on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

She then made the semis at Wimbledon in 2012, before having to wait until her 2016 Australian Open breakthrough to again get past the quarter-finals of a major.

Three-time champion Djokovic will face South African Anderson in the final.

Meghan rocked her signature "messy bun" hair style and looked chic in a striped blue-and-white shirt and wide-leg cream pant by Ralph Lauren, while Kate wore a white patterned dress. As she admitted in Being Serena, a recent documentary, they also lurked in her mind.

  • Salvatore Jensen