In a match that had enough drama to have the whole crowd at Centre Court on their feet numerous times, World No.1 Serena Williams on Saturday beat Spanish newcomer Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 to win the women’s singles crown at Wimbledon, her 21st Grand Slam singles title and sixth at the All-England Club.
Serena now has custody of all four Grand Slam titles in her trophy cabinet- having started with winning the US Open back in 2014. Called the Serena Slam, the American has now achieved this unique feat twice.
At 33, Serena is still going strong and is hungry for more Grand Slam titles. She has now moved closer to surpassing Steffi Graf (22) with the most major titles in the Open era.
Serena’s personal life has been one full of troubles but the gritty American has been a role model for a lot of players on the WTA tour. During her childhood, Serena’s father had to fight violent locals in the area to let her and sister Venus practice on a private court in Compton. Being black, the family faced a lot of racist attacks too.
However, Serena fought all the odds to become the great champion that she now is. In 2010, Serena stepped on broken grass while leaving a restaurant in Munich. After skipping the rest of the year due to a massive injury, Serena was told that she had several blood clots in both lungs and was lucky to survive from that ordeal.
Serena now has the opportunity to show to the world that age is no physical barrier if someone has game left in her. The young lady does play with a lot of heart!