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Serena Williams captures sixth Wimbledon title

Serena Williams captures sixth Wimbledon title

Serena Williams hoists the Venus Rosewater Dish for the sixth time

Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon title on Saturday, defeating 21 year old Garbine Muguruza in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. For Serena, it’s her second ‘Serena Slam’ -holding all four major titles at the same time, and her 21st Major title.

Serena Slam 1 was the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2002 and Australian Open in 2003, Serena Slam 2 the US Open in 2014 and Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in 2015.

If Serena can continue on her current trend and win the upcoming U.S. open, she would become the second player to win a calendar-year Grand Slam (Steffi Graf did it in 1988).

And at 33 years and 289 days, the World No.1 is also the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era, beating Martina Navratilova’s record of 33 years and 263 days at Wimbledon in 1990.

For Muguruza, this was a breakthrough tournament, making it to the finals for the first time, and by the way she played, there will be many more visits to Center Court.

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