Victory is hers! Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon title in London on Saturday, July 11, triumphing over Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza to complete a so-called "Serena Slam."
The Serena Slam, which Williams first achieved in 2002-2003, refers to the feat of winning four straight majors. Wimbledon was her fourth, after victories at the French Open, Australian Open, and last year's U.S. Open. If she wins again at the U.S. Open in 2015, she'll have a calendar-year Grand Slam — something only three other women have achieved, according to the Washington Post.
The 33-year-old athlete's win on Saturday was significant in other ways, too. Per USA Today, she's now the oldest player to win a major, beating Martina Navratilova's 33 years and 263 days by less than a month.
The Wimbledon title also gives her 21 Grand Slam titles overall, which puts her just one behind Steffi Graf's record of 22.
"I can't believe I'm standing here with another Serena Slam," Williams said (per USA Today) after beating 21-year-old Muguruza 6 to 4. "I'm having so much fun out here. I've never dreamt that I would still be out here playing and winning Wimbledon."
Williams previously defeated Heather Watson, sister Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, and Maria Sharapova to reach the finals. She's currently ranked No. 1 in the world by the Women's Tennis Association.
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