Serena Williams defeated Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 in southwest London to earn her sixth Wimbledon title. This win moved Serena to an amazing 21-4 in major finals and an even more incredible 46-7 in Grand Slam semifinals and finals.
Nearing the age of 34, Williams is now the oldest player to win a grand slam singles title in the Open era. She’s won four straight majors and is now well on her way to continue making more history as the final grand slam approaches.
“I honestly wouldn’t have thought last year after winning the U.S. Open I would win the Serena Slam at all,” Williams told reporters. “It’s super exciting.”
Williams is now only one win away from tying Steffi Graf (22 wins) for the most won in the Open era. If the three-time defending champion wins at the U.S. Open, she would become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to complete the calendar-year grand slam.
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