Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Double win for Serena Williams in Wimbledon, bags 22nd grand slam

Narada Desk | July 10, 2016 3:11 pm Print
Serena Williams made history by winning both singles and doubles titles in Wimbledon. She beat Angelique Kerber to bag her 22nd grand slam, equaling Steffi Graf’s record. Serena and Venus defeated Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova to win their sixth Wimbledon title and 16th in their career.

Serena Williams had a great day at Wimbledon, when she won both Women’s singles and doubles titles on Saturday. She also equalled Steffi Graf’s record of 22nd grand slam titles, when she emerged winner in Wimbledon by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 in the Women’s final. Displaying powerful tennis with perfect rhythm and style, Serena was at her best on the Wimbledon court. The victory in Wimbledon also helped her to bag her 22nd grand slam.

Serena, who is currently ranked world No.1 was jubilant over her much-awaited Wimbledon win. “I was very calm and confident, throughout the match,” Serena told reporters after the match.

In January this year, Angelique Kerber had beaten Serena Williams at Australian Open, denying Serena her 22nd grand slam.

The match was thrilling and the outcome was quite expected, as a dashing Serena Williams struck 39 winners. Serena faced only one break point, at 3-3 in the second set. But, she went on to finish the set with a powerful ace. Angelique Kerber was totally unprepared to face the fury unleashed by Serena Williams on the Wimbledon court.

“I am really disappointed. I played my best in the final, but Serena played really nice game today” Kerber told reporters later. With her Wimbledon victory, Serena Williams has now equalled Steffi Graf’s record of 22-grand slam singles wins.

Later, Serena teamed up with her sister Venus Williams to win Wimbledon Women’s Doubles title as well.

The Williams sisters beat Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. The win marks the duo’s 6th title in Wimbledon and 14th in their sporting career.
The duo had won their last Wimbledon title four years back. Talking about the victory, Serena said, “The victory is indeed really special.” They have beaten the No: 1 pair Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza to enter the final.

The victory also marks the comeback of Venus Williams, who was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome in 2011.