Serena Williams-Kerber match collects higher ratings than Djokovic-Anderson



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Serena Williams-Kerber match collects higher ratings than Djokovic-Anderson

Wimbledon men's and women's singles finals had different TV ratings in America. The ESPN channel picked a 2.1 rating for the championship clash between Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams, getting up to a 2.4 rating in the late stages of the match.

This is a better result than the 2017 final between Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams, that drew a 1.7 rating. The straight sets men's final on Sunday won by the Serb Novak Djokovic over Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3), got a 0.9 initial rating, which is a lot lower than 2017 match between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic that picked a 1.5 rating.

The men's semifinals instead drew some good results: the six-hour and 35-minute match between John Isner and Kevin Anderson got a 1.0 rating for four hours, while the clash between Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, that saw the Serb prevailing 10-8 in the fifth set, drew a 1.4.

Some days at this year's Wimbledon more women's matches were played on Centre Court and No. 1 Court. Commenting on it, Serena said: 'I think it's wonderful. For so many years it was just two men's, one women's.

Now it's several women out there playing. I think it's a great opportunity. It's great. They did this the last time I won, as well, I think in 2016. I noticed that they were giving more women matches on the Centre Court.

Just really proud to be here and play at a tournament that can recognize that.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'I cannot say my rivalry with Novak Djokovic is great'