Unstoppable Williams wins the ‘Serena Slam’ after brushing aside 21-year-old Spaniard to clinch sixth Wimbledon title

Serena Williams won the Wimbledon Ladies Final, her sixth victory at the All England Club.The American Number One played Garbine Muguruza, a 21-year-old Spaniard seeded number 20 before this year’s tournament. In winning the championship, Williams is one step away from achieving a calendar Grand Slam, holding the titles for the world’s four major tournaments in one year. She also becomes the oldest ever Wimbledon champion at the age of 33.

Williams won in straight sets today, beating her less experienced opponent 6-4, 6-4. Muguruza was overcome with emotion after losing to Williams in straight sets and was seen crying into her towel at the side of the court.
Speaking after her win today, Williams, who last won Wimbledon in 2012, said it felt ‘so good’ to have the trophy back in her hands.

I never dreamed I’d still be out here and winning… it’s been such a pleasure to give so many years to this unbelievable stadium

‘It feels so good, it’s been a little while and you really appreciate it. I have to give strength to God for today.’

The winning point game in the second set with Williams leading five games to Muguruza’s four. The crowd’s reaction was delayed with even Williams unsure whether she had won the point.

‘I didn’t even know it was over,’ the champion continued. Turning her head to her opponent who is 12 years her junior, Williams continued: ‘Congratulations, please don’t be sad.

‘You’ll be holding this trophy very, very soon, believe me.

‘I’m just happy it was such a great match. Thank you to everyone for in my box for always coming out and supporting me, I couldn’t have done this without you thank you so much,

‘I can’t believe I’m standing here with another Serena Slam.’
Addressing the Centre Court crowd she added: ‘I love you, thank you so much. (You are) such a good crowd. It’s been a pleasure to give so many years to this unbelievable stadium so thank you.

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