Moriah Felder | Staff Writer
Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon title on Saturday, beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain in two straight sets (6-4, 6-4).
This win for Williams marks her 21st Grand Slam victory which makes her second all-time, behind Steffi Graf (22), since the beginning of the Open Era in 1968. Four more Grand Slam wins would pass Margaret Smith Court for the most Grand Slam titles of all time.
This is her second ¨Serena Slam¨, winning four major tournaments in a row, including last year’s U.S. Open, this year’s French Open and Australian Open. She won her first ¨Serena Slam” in 2002-03.
Serena is now poised to win her fourth consecutive U.S. Open championship. Winning the 2015 U.S. Open tournament would accomplish a feat that has not been performed since Graf in 1988, winning the calendar-year Grand Slam.
Serena Williams also became the oldest women’s tennis player to win a Grand Slam championship at 33 years and nine months, which only adds to her growing legendary status.
Williams did not have an easy road to the Wimbledon title, playing the tough England native Heather Watson in the fourth round and then having to beat her sister Venus to advance to the quarterfinals. She then had to play long time rivals Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova in order to make it to the final match.