Most impressive of all, this was Williams’ 21 Major title, which puts her one behind Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 titles.
Williams, winning her 28th straight Grand Slam match, is presently only one noteworthy title behind Graf on the Open period rundown and two behind unsurpassed pioneer Margaret Court Smith.
Reviving a bygone tradition, Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have danced together at the Grand Slam tournament’s annual champions’ dinner.
Serena Williams celebrates with the winner’s trophy, the Venus Rosewater Dish, after her women’s singles final victory over Spain’s Garbine Muguruza at the Wimbledon Championships in London on Saturday.
Beating Muguruza was not exactly easy, but Williams was in control once she reversed an early break, and appears to be in the best shape of her life. She could not quite finish the comeback, and committed a couple of mistakes, such as hitting the ball into the tram lines, which set up Williams for the milestone win. Williams has a record of 723-121. She has now won eight major championships in her 30s, including her first Wimbledon title since 2012.
Having completed her Serena Slam II, Williams has now set her sights on a bigger prize – the calendar Grand Slam – and if history is any indication, she should be able to achieve her dreams.
Im really looking forward to the U.S. Open Series and just playing even better and (to) continue rising..
After her sensational win over the weekend, she is said to have embraced her rumoured love interest immediately after and was alter joking about being asked about their relationship at a press conference.
Serena Williams is savouring her sweetest success yet after taking another giant stride towards sporting immortality with a watershed Wimbledon final triumph over Garbine Muguruza.
Hasn’t come easily. Far from it. At the French Open, fighting an illness, she gutted out five three-setters on the way to the title last month.
Djokovic, at one time considered likely to have a career comparable with that of Andy Murray, now has nine Grand Slams to the Scot’s two, and finds himself gunning for the 17 and 14 slams won by those two modern greats, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, respectively. And that’s the only reason I want to be there.
The pressure seemed to be mounting on Williams as she came into the final match at Wimbledon 2015.