Tennis Champion Serena Williams, has beaten Angelique Kerber of Germany and clinched her 22nd Grand Slam title – making history by drawing her level with Steffi Graf as the joint-most successful women in tennis in the Open Era.
Accordly to the Thenation news, The Royal Box was once again packed full with a galaxy of stars who have turned out for the prestigious occasion and the opportunity to see Williams confirm her status as an all-time great.
She also netted a cool £2million in prize money, with the German runner-up earning £1million in consolation.
And Williams has another shot at success when she partners sister Venus in the women’s doubles final, which is third on Centre Court yesterday.
Williams won 7-5 6-4 in a tough-fought match that was decided by a few key points – all of which were won by the American veteran.
The great moments came after Kerber earned a break point against Williams at 4-4 in the second set, only for Serena to save the game with a string of aces.
And she broke immediately afterwards before serving out to love to defend her title – and match Steffi Graf’s epic grand slam singles record.
“It’s been very hard not to think about it,” she said when asked about her successful chase of Graf’s record
list and just two short of Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 titles. Beyonce and Jay Z, Natalie Portman, singer Alesha Dixon and others were present to watch the Wimbledon ladies final.