All seems right in the world of women’s tennis as Serena Williams — the world’s best player — is again the reigning champion of the most recent Grand Slam. After being beaten in three consecutive Grand Slam upsets, Williams shook off a dynamic Angelique Kerber on Centre Court to claim her 22nd career Grand Slam singles victory. The win also marked her seventh Wimbledon Championship, the first coming all the way back in 2002.
Despite the straight set score (7-5, 6-3), it was a hard-fought match ultimately decided by Williams’ amazing service game, which she never dropped. Chrissie Evert, the 18-time major champion who did color commentary for the match, said it was the best final she’s seen at Wimbledon in many years. Kerber, she said, was “classy” and of Serena Williams Evert said, “It was her time. You could just tell. All these two weeks. Just the way she carried herself.” Where does she rank? Evert: I’ve always said Serena Williams was the greatest tennis player. Now she has the greatest results too.” This despite Williams 22 victories equaling, not surpassing, the record held by Steffi Graf.
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