SLAY ‘EM, GIRL.
Serena Williams, one of the greatest
female athletes of all time, has beaten Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 at Wimbledon to claim her 22nd Grand Slam singles title, ending her year-long wait to equal Steffi Graf‘s Open era record in a dominating final.
She hit 13 aces, won 38 of 43 points when the first ball was in, and faced just one break point, avenging her loss against Kerber at the Australian Open last year to claim her 7th Wimbledon win.
“Trying so hard to get there, finally being able to match history, is pretty awesome,” she said of her historic win.
She’s had a few losses this past year, which she freely admits damaged her confidence in making the big 22.
“It’s been incredibly difficult not to think about it,” she said. “I had a couple of tries this year. I lost to two great opponents, one actually being Angelique. It makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I worked for it.”
Music royalty pals / Illuminati members Beyoncé and Jay Z were in the crowd to cheer her on.
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Oh yeah – and that afternoon, Williams and her sister Venus went on to win their sixth doubles at Wimbledon, and their 14th Grand Slam doubles titles overall.