Serena Williams celebrates winning the Wimbledon final after beating Garbine Muguruza in two sets; 6-4, 6-4.
After winnig the title an overjoyed American said “I can’t believe I am standing here with another Serena Slam”.
On Saturday at the All England Club came the exclamation point to her turnaround.
Williams, by contrast, struck three of her eight double faults in the first game and was immediately broken, much to the delight of those gathered on Center Court. Muguruza saved a match point at 5-3 with a forehand victor after Williams escaped from 0-40 with a barrage of thumping serves. When Muguruza held, Williams trailed by two games. “I was like, OK, do I have to serve again?”
At 33, Williams is also the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era. “I was so focused, I was like, ‘Is that it?'” Williams said. She then squandered two break points as Muguruza took a 4-2 lead.
LONDON • Serena Williams was in such a competitive trance it made her slow to claim victory, but then, she was only three-quarters finished with this task she has set for herself, this still-unsatisfied business of total, all-time, world domination. Garbine, she played so well, I didn’t even know it was over cause she was still fighting so hard in the end and I was like OK do I have to serve again? She was determined to do well and to win. They won five games in a row in a final set interrupted to close the roof as night drew in to storm to perhaps the most popular win of the day.
The ex- world number one combined with India’s Sania Mirza to win a thrilling women’s doubles final 5-7, 7-6, (7-4), 7-5 over Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.
Last on Centre Court was the women’s doubles final, and there was no question who the vast majority of fans were supporting.
Muguruza stopped the rot by winning the second game of the second set, but as the Spaniard’s forehand started to misfire Williams quickly took advantage.
Luckily for history, she did just that, breaking Muguruza for the championship.
That gave world No. 20 Muguruza real belief she could cause a massive upset. “I went for my shots and I was able to mix it up like the way I usually do”. He was quiet the first couple of practices and then I started noticing that a lot of the stuff that he was saying to me was similar to what my dad would say.
Murray is the older brother of Andy Murray, the 2013 singles champion who lost to Roger Federer in Friday’s semifinals. If she didn’t, she’d be holding the runner-up trophy before she knew it.
Saturday’s victory made her 21-4 in Slam title matches; it was the 21-year-old Muguruza’s first major final.
Once a set ahead, she stormed into a 5-1 lead in the next only for Muguruza to respond with three of her own on the spin.
“I love to play in big courts”.
“It was a very good performance considering the occasion”.
Bestselling author J.K. Rowling shut down a Twitter user when he said Williams looked like a man. “If I can do the Serena Slam, I’ll be OK heading into the Grand Slam“.
2002 US Open: Turning heads with her Catwoman-like outfit, Serena won a third straight Grand Slam title.
Williams’ sixth Wimbledon crown brought with it a slew of other remarkable landmarks that underline her remarkable credentials as one of the greatest female athletes of all time.
The formidable Djokovic is seeking his 54th career ATP title and his sixth of 2015.
Only Maureen Connolly in 1953, Margaret Court in 1970, and Steffi Graf in 1988 have won all four majors in a single season.