Part time player wins Wimbledon Ladies Title

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Serena Williams after winning the 2016 Ladies title

AGED 34, America’s greatest ever tennis player Serena Williams beat fourth seed Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 to win her seventh Wimbledon title and 22nd Grand Slam title to match Steffi Graf’s record on Saturday July 9.

Although the German Ms Kerber surprisingly beat Ms Williams in the final of the Australian Open back in January of this year, she was no match for the American who coped with the windy conditions in the form of a true champion.

Although she does not enter many competitions nowadays, Ms Williams has not had a great run of form over the past 12 months but this latest win has restored her place as a great champion who loves to participate at Wimbledon.

Whilst celebrating, she told everyone “This court definitely feels like home, I have a match later today in the doubles, so I’ll be back out.” A perfect way she hopes to end a perfect day when she competes with her sister Venus who herself played through to the semi-finals before being beaten by Angelique Kerber.

Also likely to be taking part in the mixed doubles final is Briton Heather Watson who lost in the first round of the singles and was fined $12,000 (€11,000) for abusing the court with her racket, so she hopes to make amends with her first Championship title.

Sunday will see Andy Murray in the men’s singles final against Canadian Milos Raonic but sadly his brother Jamie lost in the quarter finals of the men’s doubles earlier in the week.

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