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WIMBLEDON 2012: Serena Wins Her 5th Wimbledon Title

WIMBLEDON 2012: Serena Wins Her 5th Wimbledon Title

The most significant fact to emerge from the 2012 Championships was that both The Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Champions, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, were over 30 years old. Federer, who matched the all-time record of William Renshaw and Pete Sampras by collecting his seventh Gentlemen’s Singles title, will celebrate his 31st birthday in August, while Miss Williams, who reaches the age of 31 a month later, drew level with her older sister Venus by triumphing for a fifth time. Read more of 126TH CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEW (www.wimbledon.com)

~07/07/12~

~Serena Williams poses with the Venus Rosewater Dish after winning her fifth Wimbledon Championship. - Matthias Hangst/AELTC~

Serena Williams has won her fifth Wimbledon title today, her 14th Grand Slam, when she beat world #3 player, Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Centre Court. William’s power, defense and finesse were on display.  “It was really tough” Williams said. “Aggie played so well. That’s why she’s had such a great career so young.”

After a short rain delay, Williams lost the second set but bounced back nicely, at one point, serving four straight aces to regain the lead and never looked back.  With this victory, Williams is now the world’s #4 player. Radwanska moves up to the #2 spot.

At 30 years old, Williams has plenty of game left in her.  (Serena on 30 being the new 20), “I’ve been saying all week mentally I’m 12 or 13 so that helps.”

2012 Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams holds up the Venus Rosewater Dish. - Matthias Hangst/AELTC

SERENA CHASES TWO TITLES IN ONE DAY

by Benjamin Snyder  (www.wimbledon.com)
Friday 6 July 2012

Serena Williams, a finalist in the Ladies’ Singles against Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday, will now be playing to take home two titles on Saturday. Joined by older sister Venus, the 12-time Grand Slam-winning team defeated top seeds and fellow Americans Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Of the possibility of claiming another Wimbledon title, Serena told reporters, “Oh, my gosh, it would mean a lot to me.” She continued, “That would be awesome. I have two chances to get one title, and hopefully I’ll be able to do something.”     read more here

Serena Williams pumps her fist after defeating Jie Zheng and advancing to the fourth round. - Tommy Hindley/AELTC

Venus and Serena Williams strategize between points of their second round doubles match against Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova. - Jon Buckle/AELTC

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