Victory

Serena Williams captures 6th Wimbledon title

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Serena Williams celebrates a point at Wimbledon. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Williams took her sixth Wimbledon singles title on Saturday at the All England Club, raising the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy over her head after beating Spain’s Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4.

The win puts her one step closer to capturing her first Grand Slam — winning the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and United States Open in the same year. She’s already in the middle of her second “Serena Slam” — holding those four major titles at the same time.

Three other women have reached Grand Slam status: Maureen Connolly in 1953, Margaret Court in 1970 and Steffi Graf in 1988.

With this win, Williams holds as many Grand Slam titles as every other active Women’s Tennis Association player combined.

Venus Williams, who was bested by her sister earlier in the tournament, congratulated Serena via Instagram: “Another day, another #Wimbledon title. Congrats @serenawilliams” Venus has 5 Wimbledon titles to her name and led a successful battle for equal pay at Wimbledon several years ago.

Read the full story at the New York Times.

 

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