World number one Serena Williams came out with yet another scintillating performance as she beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain to lift her sixth Wimbledon singles title. Serena defeated Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 on the Centre court to claim her 21st Grand Slam title and the third one this year. The top seed withstood a late fight-back from 20th seed Muguruza in the match that lasted for one hour and 23 minutes.
Muguruza, who was playing her first Grand Slam final, took a 4-2 lead, before giving Serena a mighty scare by battling back from a set and 5-1 down with two breaks of serve. Jubilant at her victory, Serena said she was having a lot of fun on the court, adding that she always had pleasure in playing and winning at the Wimbledon.
The 33-year-old will now compete at the US Open, aiming to complete the first calendar year Grand Slam of her career. History now beckons Serena if she successfully defends the US Open next month she can become the first woman since German icon Steffi Graf in 1988 to win all four Slams in the same year. Victory at Flushing Meadows would also take Williams level with Graf’s career total of 22 Slam wins.
‘Man, it is really a great feeling,’ said Williams of this latest victory, her sixth Wimbledon title to add to six Australian Opens, six US Opens and three French Opens. ‘I’m just really excited about it because I didn’t want to talk about the Serena Slam. I honestly wouldn’t have thought last year after winning the US Open I would win the Serena Slam at all.
‘It’s super exciting. I just knew I wanted to win Wimbledon this year. Of all the Grand Slams, it was the one I hadn’t won in a while. It happened. Just amazing. It feels really, really good.’