Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win her first Wimbledon title. (AP)

The Wimbledon final on Saturday was a bout between two women fighting to get back to the top of tennis, and Angelique Kerber came away with a comfortable win, beating Serena Williams, 6-3, 6-3. 

"To share with her a court, it's always an honor for me because I know she's pushing me to the limits I have to play my best tennis," Kerber said. "To win the final against her, it's always even [more special] for me."

Between Kerber's fall from world No. 1 to outside the Top 20, and Williams making one of the most notable comebacks in the history of tennis, there were inspiring redemption stories on both sides of the net. Kerber rises to No. 4 with the victory, while Williams is up from No. 181 to No. 28. 

Williams was emotional after the loss:

 Despite the one-sided scoreline, both players inspired the world and Twitter most definitely took notice. 

Amid all of the superstardom surrounding Williams, it's easy to forget Kerber won two Slams and an Olympic silver medal in 2016. She then followed it up with what was, by her standards, a miserable 2017. 

"I think without 2017 I couldn't win this tournament," Kerber said. "I think I learned a lot from last year, with all the expectation, all the things I go through. 

"I think that I tried to enjoy every single moment now."

Her return to success on the grandest stage not only makes Kerber one of the biggest names on tour, but also inserts her into conversations about generational greats. 

Much of the tennis world reached out to congratulate Kerber, including her Hopman Cup partner Alexander Zverev.

And three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker: 

And 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki:

And fellow German player Andrea Petkovic:

Because Williams' comeback has been an achievement in itself, two-time champion Petra Kvitova congratulated both players.

Jelena Djokovic, wife of 2018 men's finalist Novak, was also in awe of what Williams had done.

As was mother and two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka.

Who also congratulated Kerber.

Williams continues to inspire the younger generations well, including 2018 girls' Roland Garros champion Coco Gauff. 

And Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, shared a story putting into perspective just how much Williams had come back from. 

With both legends still on the rise, it's looking likely that this won't be their last time facing one another for a big title.