The German No.7 seed shocked world No.1 and defending champion Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 to claim her maiden grand slam title.
Kerber beat two former champions – Williams and Victoria Azarenka –
en route to her Grand Slam breakthrough, and became the first German
woman to hold the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in 22 years – the last, of
course, being Graf.
She becomes the eighth player to win the
Australian Open from match point down, having survived one against
Misaki Doi in the first round.