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Serena Williams joined Steffi Graf on 22 grand slam wins
By
Ann Odong

Source:
Zela
10 Jul 2016 - 6:39 AM  UPDATED 10 Jul 2016 - 6:50 AM

How do you solve a problem like Serena?  

For over two decades very few women have been able to answer this question in a grand slam final.  On Saturday it was again Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber's turn.  

Kerber conquered Williams in the 2016 Australian Open final but this time she was unable repeat the feat with Williams winning 7-5 6-3 to claim her 22 grand slam singles titles.  

Already a great of the game, Williams now joins German champion Steffi Graf at no.2 on the history leader board - just two titles behind Australian great Margaret Court. 

It wasn't all one way traffic in the final with Kerber, who is the form of her career, pushing Williams all the way on Centre Court. What followed was a high quality match of finesse, speed, power and incredible shot making.

Serena Williams has been incredibly consistent in grand slams this year making the finals of the Australian Open and French Open but both times she has been defeated - by Kerber and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, respectively.  

On this occasion, on her favourite Centre Court, Williams could not be denied in claiming her seventh Wimbledon title.  

“It’s been incredibly difficult not to think about it (Graf’s record),” said Williams.  

“I had a couple of tries this year but lost to two great opponents, one of them being Angelique. But it makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I worked for it."

“Thanks you guys for being out here to see number 22, this is awesome,” she said to the sold out crowd that included Ellen DeGeneres, Beyonce and Jay-Z. 

For most people one Wimbledon title would be a tidy day's work but not for Serena.  The 34 year old then joined older sister Venus to claim the Wimbledon doubles title a couple of hours later to top off an incredible day. 

In winning Wimbledon, Serena Williams also became the oldest woman to win a grand slam singles title and she looks like she has no intention of slowing down. 

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