Serena Williams continues to make history after she won her second “Serena Slam” today by taking the Wimbledon championships over Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4.
Serena has now won the last four straight Grand Slam matching her first run 12 years ago from the 2002 French through the 2003 Australian.
Serena, who left the 2014 Wimbledon event after a series of strange circumstances, has won 28 straight Grand Slam matches and now will be favored to become the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1998 to complete the calendar Grand Slam at the upcoming US Open, and also win her 22nd overall Slam tying her with Graf.
“Garbine played so well,” Williams said on court to the BBC. “I didn’t even know it was over – she was fighting so hard at the end. Congratulations – don’t be sad, you’ll be holding this trophy very, very soon, believe me!
“I can’t believe I’m standing here with another Serena Slam. It’s really cool. And the crowd helped me through it – I heard all the ‘I love yous’ and I love you more! It’s such an honor. It feels so good.”
Thing for Serena looked shaky early against the hard-hitting Muguruza, dropping an early break to go down 4-2. But the World No. 1 stormed ahead winning the last four games of the set, and then raced out to a 5-1 lead in the second.
Muguruza fought back from the brink to 4-5, saving a matchpoint, but couldn’t fend off Serena’s pressure, sliding a forehand wide giving Serena her 6th Wimbledon title.
The 21-year-old Spaniard was playing in her first career Grand Slam final. Before the run, she had just one career win at Wimbledon. However she had defeated Serena last year at the French Open 6-2, 6-2 and pushed her to three this year at the Australian Open.
“I’m very happy and proud to be playing in front of this amazing crowd,” Muguruza said of her first Grand Slam final. “I love to play on big courts, and a Grand Slam final is just a dream come true for me.
“But I also want to say congratulations to Serena. She’s showing us she’s still World No.1.”
Muguruza will climb from World No. 20 to No. 9 in the new rankings.
At 33 years and 289 days, Serena is also the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era, beating Martina Navratilova’s record of 33 years and 263 days at Wimbledon in 1990.
Serena is scheduled to play this upcoming week in Gstaad, Sweden, will have the eyes of the tennis world upon her in at the US Open as she continues her assault on the record books.
I hear @andyroddick said I'm already thinking about the U.S. Open 5 mins ago? Ummm Andy you are 20 mins late 😜
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 11, 2015
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