London: In a tightly contested match, World No.1 Serena Williams ousted Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 to win her seventh Wimbledon title and also equalled Steffi Graf’s 22nd Grand Slam titles.
Playing in their second Grand Slam final of 2016, the No.4 seed Angelique Kerber came out all guns blazing. Both the players held on to their serves for the first eleven games of the match. But a couple of costly errors from Kerber at 6-5 gave the defending champion the first break of the match to take the opening set.
Kerber brought up her first break point at 3-3 in the second, but the World No.1 responded in emphatic fashion. She fired off a pair of back to back aces and outpaced Kerber to see off the chance. Serena summoned up one last break of serve, then reeled off a monster service game to clinch the match and The Championships, 7-5, 6-3.
Meanwhile, just hours after winning her seventh Wimbledon crown and a historic 22nd major title, Serena Williams was back on Centre Court to join Venus Williams in the final of Ladies Doubles. The sisters extended their doubles dominance and improved their record to 14-0 in Grand Slam finals by taking the title, powering past Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-4.