Serena Williams has won Wimbledon for the third time in her career, beating out her sister Venus Williams.
The Associated Press reports that Serena won the finals game against her sister on Saturday with a score of 7-6 to 6-2. Their match eventually came down to a tiebreaker that ended in Serena’s favor.
"It feels so amazing," Serena said. "I’m so blessed. I feel like I shouldn’t be holding the trophy. I can’t believe I’m holding it. It’s named for Venus and she always wins."
Although she was going up against her sister, Serena saw her as she would any other player on the court.
"I didn’t think about Venus at all today," Serena said. "I just saw her as an opponent. At one point, after the first set, I looked on the side of the court at the stats, and it was like ‘Williams, Williams.’ I couldn’t figure out which was which."
And Venus was proud that her baby sister brought her A game to the court, too.
"She played great, especially in the tiebreak," Venus said. "I would just play a good shot and she’d just hit a winner off of it or put me in a position where she could hit another winner. I played a good tiebreak, but she played a great one."
After this win, Serena is the #2 tennis player in world, closely followed by her sister Venus, who’s holding strong at #3. Dinara Safina is ranked as the world’s top tennis player, even though she has yet to win a Grand Slam title. That’s a bit a peculiar in our opinion.
"I think if you hold three Grand Slam titles maybe you should be #1, but not on the WTA Tour obviously," Serena said. But it seems that she’s taking her ranking in stride. "I’d rather definitely be #2 and hold three Grand Slams in the past year than be #1 and not have any," she added with a laugh.
This is the eighth time in the last 10 years that the either Venus or Serena has taken home a Wimbledon title. But the sisters still had one more trophy to add to their mantle before heading home; they got to team up for the women’s doubles match against Rennae Stubbs and Samantha Stosur. They locked up their fourth women’s doubles victory at Wimbledon with a score of 7-6 (4), 6-4.
"There’s nothing like winning a title with your sister," Serena said after the game. "It’s really a good feeling."
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