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Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon for Historic 22nd Grand Slam Title

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Day Twelve: The Championships - Wimbledon 2016

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#BlackGirlMagic is in full effect at Wimbledon! This is just the news we need during this difficult time in our country. Congrats to Serena Williams on yet another win.

via CNN

This time, Serena Williams wouldn’t be denied.

Deprived of a record-tying 22nd grand slam title in the Australian Open and French Open finals this year, Williams got to No. 22 Saturday by defeating a dogged Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 in a high-quality Wimbledon final.

It was the same Kerber who beat Williams in Melbourne in January but the world No. 1 turned the tables on the grass at the All England Club with a clinical display of power tennis amid windy conditions.
“I have definitely had some sleepless nights with a lot of stuff, coming so close and feeling it and not being able to get there,” Williams, who was also foiled in her bid to achieve a calendar-year grand slam at last year’s U.S. Open, told reporters.
“This tournament I came in with a different mindset. In Melbourne I thought I played well but Angelique played great, and better. So I knew going into this one I needed to be calm and be confident and play the tennis I’ve been playing for well over a decade.”