American tennis superstar, Serena Williams, has avenged her shock loss against Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open final in January. Williams powered to her seventh Wimbledon crown as the world number one finally claimed a record-equaling 22nd major title with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Kerber in Saturday’s final.
Williams had been stuck on 21 Grand Slams since winning last year’s Wimbledon, but she ended that frustrating spell to retain the title and draw level with Steffi Graf’s Open era record. Serena played hard against Kerber in a high-quality clash lasting 81 minutes on Centre Court, but the German fourth seed eventually crumbled under a barrage of 39 winners and 13 aces from the defending American champion.
Serena Williams said afer her victory:
“It’s a great feeling to be here. Angelique brings out great tennis in me,” said Serena. “Number 22 is awesome. Centre Court feels like home.” “It’s an honour to play on Centre Court and a great feeling”
– Serena Williams, Wimbledon Female Champion 2016
The female tennis start collapsed joyfully on the center court after she had trounced Kerber. She was all smiles as she paraded the Venus Rosewater Dish around Centre Court after collecting a cheque for £2 million ($2.5 million, 2.3 million Euros). But the far more significant reward is the knowledge she has reestablished her supremacy at a time when doubters were beginning to question the 34-year-old’s hunger for more silverware after consecutive Slam final defeats this year.
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