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Serena Williams' seven Wimbledon titles remembered By James Dielhenn

Last Updated: 10/07/16 7:56am

Serena Williams won a seventh Wimbledon title after beating Angelique Kerber, so we've taken a stroll down memory lane to remember the American's history with the Grand Slam.

Williams defeats Kerber

2016 trophy claimed by sensational Serena

The first time Williams won Wimbledon represented the moment that she transitioned into the all-conquering player that we have become accustomed to.

Aged 20, she was just months removed from winning the French Open, her maiden Grand Slam, but was still a prospect in the making. On paper, she wasn't even the best in her family.

Serena duly met her sister Venus, two years her elder and the world's top player, with the Wimbledon title up for grabs. A 7-6 6-3 win for the younger sister rocketed Serena above Venus to the pinnacle of the WTA rankings.

This victory came at an uncomfortable period of Williams' career as she battled with popularity, particularly after an ill-fated French Open semi-final loss to Justine Henin where the crowd enjoyed her shortcomings.

With five Grand Slams under her belt already, Williams avenged Henin with a Wimbledon semi-final win to set up another final against her sister. Venus, suffering from an abdominal injury sustained earlier in the tournament, couldn't hang with Serena who ran out 4-6 6-4 6-2. Back-to-back Wimbledon successes over Venus, the previous world No 1, left no doubt about who was the world's best player.

Looking back, it's hard to remember that Williams was forced to suffer through a six-year drought awaiting her third Wimbledon win. She won four Grand Slams elsewhere so it certainly wasn't a period without success, but London didn't see the best of Williams as she lost finals to Maria Sharapova and Venus, experienced a shock loss to little-known Jill Craybass and battled through injury.

A rejuvenated Williams prevailed in a back-and-forth semi-final against Elena Dementieva to set up another final against her sister. A 7-6 6-2 win for Serena gave her a 3-1 advantage in Wimbledon finals over her sibling. Her outfits throughout the final had caught ironic attention but Serena, world No 2 at the time, had ended her six-year hoodoo.

She soared to No 6 on the list of all-time Grand Slam winners after successfully defending the title she had claimed 12 months prior.

Vera Zvonareva, the eventual runner-up, was no match for Williams who romped to a one-sided 6-3 6-2 victory in just over an hour. The 28-year-old Williams had endured an injury-ravaged 2010 until reasserting herself at Wimbledon.

A leg injury followed by a worrying pulmonary embolism saw Williams sit out for much of the period between her Wimbledon wins in 2010 and 2012. This, championship No 5 in London, was an emotional landmark in her great career because her physical issues meant it was never a formality.

She beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 5-7 6-2 in the final, thrashing her Polish opponent in the first set before a rain delay prompted a near-comeback. In the end, Williams' latest Grand Slam made her the first woman aged over 30 to win Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova in 1990. Her 102 aces were the most in a single campaign ever. Yet she remained as the world No 2, kept off top spot Victoria Azarenka who Williams eliminated in the semi-finals.

A surprise loss to Sabine Lisicki in 2013 and a horrible 2014 campaign blighted by a health scare during a doubles match meant Wimbledon had become nervy territory for Williams. It served to make her sixth win so spell-binding, because her relationship with the Grand Slam has been far from smooth.

Last year's win in the final against Garbine Muguruza, the surprise package who had taken the tournament by storm, brought up Williams' second career 'Serena Slam'. The 6-4 6-4 win meant Williams became the holder of all four Grand Slam simultaneously.

A seventh Wimbledon title means Williams is just two behind Margaret Court, the Open Era record-holder, after a 7-5 6-3 win against Angelique Kerber.

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Serena Williams on finding she was pregnant: Oh my God, I - d planned on winning Wimbledon

Serena Williams on finding she was pregnant: 'Oh my God, I'd planned on winning Wimbledon'

S erena Williams has admitted her “heart dropped” when she learned she was pregnant, initially thinking: “‘Oh my God, this can’t be. I had planned on winning Wimbledon this year”.

Williams, who is pregnant with her first child with her fiance Alexis Ohanian, said she had only taken a pregnancy test on the insistence of a friend, and did not truly believe the result until she had done six.

In an interview with Vanity Fair US, she said she had delivered the news to Ohanian after asking him to fly from San Francisco to Melbourne, where she was about to play the Australian Open, and handing him a bag with the tests in.

W illiams has now posed for the magazine’s cover in celebration of her pregnancy, covering her breasts with her hands in a near-nude shoot by photographer Annie Leibovitz.

She said she had first noticed feeling physically different a week before the Australian Open, when her friend, Jessica Steindorff, bought her a pregnancy kit.

Williams said she replied: “I’ll take it just because (a) to prove you wrong and (b) because it’s fun, whatever. It’s like a joke. Why not?”

A fter seeing the results, she “did a double take and my heart dropped. Like literally it dropped.

“[She thought]‘Oh my God, this can’t be—I’ve got to play a tournament. How am I going to play the Australian Open?’ I had planned on winning Wimbledon this year.”

S teindorff procured five more tests, which all proved positive.

Now six months pregnant, Williams said: “It just doesn’t seem real. I don’t know why. Am I having a baby?

“I don’t know what to do with a baby. I have nothing . I’ve done absolutely nothing for the baby room.”

S he joked: “I’m trying to enjoy the little freedom I have left.”

Ohanian, however, is “earnestly preparing and already has a tip jar he puts money into whenever he uses profanity so he won’t utter it around the baby”, the magazine claims.

The August issue of Vanity Fair appears is available in the UK on July 7.

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Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon! See How Celebrities Reacted

Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon! See How Celebrities Reacted

A huge congrats to Serena Williams ! The tennis star just won Wimbledon and a whole lot more. When the 34-year-old champion beat out Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Ladies Singles final earlier today, she earned her record-tying 22nd grand slam title. Williams is now tied with tennis legend Steffi Graf for the previously undisputed Open Era record.

Williams came close to the historic achievement earlier this year in before she was defeated by Kerber at the Australian Open in January. Before the loss, Williams had won her last eight grand slam finals.

The veteran athlete didn't let the loss get the best of her and instead continued to give her all to the game. After her historic win today, marking her seventh singles title at Wimbledon, Williams told reporters, "It makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I worked for it," according to USA Today.

A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Jul 9, 2016 at 10:32am PDT

The record-breaking star honored her achievement with a beautiful Instagram post. In the photo, Williams is sprawled out across the court taking in her sweet success. The caption reads, "22, Grand, Slam, Titles" with each word on a separate line, underscoring the greatness of the moment.

Several stars were in attendance at the Wimbledon final, including Beyoncé and Jay Z (who shared the player box with Williams' sister Venus), Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, and Maisie Williams. After the win, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Uzo Aduba to Kim Kardashian West instantly took to Twitter to celebrate Williams' triumph and congratulate her on momentous accomplishment.

#Serena 🙏🏾 I bow down. And am simultaneously uplifted.

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) July 9, 2016

— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) July 9, 2016

Man I'm crying. @serenawilliams just put a small bandaid on my heart! Thank you. Thank you my beautiful friend!

— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 9, 2016

@serenawilliams v @AngeliqueKerber @Wimbledon Serena = champion! Incredible effort. You're a class act. #22

— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 9, 2016

So happy for and proud of the greatest American athlete of all time @SerenaWilliams!! #22SinglesTitles

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How beautiful it is to win. @serenawilliams your commitment to perfection inspires us all to win. #WimbledonFinals #Catch22 #Wimbledon2016

— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) July 9, 2016

I am so happy right now. Congrats @serenawilliams . WE WON WIMBLEDON. Lol. The ball boys…

— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) July 9, 2016

— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) July 9, 2016

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Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon - Kerry Washington - More Send Congrats - Hollywood Life

Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon – Kerry Washington & More Send Congrats

Seven times a winner! Serena Williams just took home her seventh Wimbledon singles title, brushing aside Angelique Kerber and the internet went wild! Fans and celebs are showering the tennis star with endless congratulatory tweets — See them all here!

Serena Williams, 34, just beat Angelique Kerber, 28, at the final of Wimbledon taking the game in two straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, and the internet is celebrating her historic win! Countless tweets are being fired off from fans and celebs all over the globe and we have the best reactions from her win! It was her 7th Wimbledon title and 22nd Grand Slam prize. Hurrah!

Although her nipples were the talk of Wimbledon at one point, that sure isn’t the case anymore for the greatest women’s tennis player in the world! Serena conquered her final match in an epic showdown to take home the Wimbledon title, and that is probably a very valid excuse for missing her bestie, Ciara’s wedding. (We think C will forgive her, especially after seeing her Twitter feed. Check out the best fan and celeb reactions after her amazing win!

It looks like the tennis champ has a solid celeb squad! Drake‘s, 29, on-again off-again flame may be surpassing Taylor Swift, 26, with this squad. Check out the tweets below:

#Serena 🙏🏾 I bow down. And am simultaneously uplifted.

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) July 9, 2016

— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) July 9, 2016

How beautiful it is to win. @serenawilliams your commitment to perfection inspires us all to win. #WimbledonFinals #Catch22 #Wimbledon2016

@serenawilliams v @AngeliqueKerber @Wimbledon Serena = champion! Incredible effort. You're a class act. #22

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Aside from the many celeb well-wishers, Serena’s fans are pretty awesome too! They couldn’t wait to congratulate her for her incredible achievement, after so much previous heartbreak. See their reactions below:

That last game was EVERYTHING!! 😭😭🙌🏾🙌🏾 YOU GAVE ME LIFE QUEEN @serenawilliams #SerenaWilliams

Serena has more of those #wimbledon plates than I have regular plates in my kitchen cabinet. #SerenaWilliams

HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Serena’s epic win? We want to hear from you guys! Send her your congrats in the comments below!

Serena Williams is a Wimbledon phenomenon and will go down as one of the greatest ever sportswomen - Andy Dunn - Mirror Online

Serena Williams is a Wimbledon phenomenon and will go down as one of the greatest ever sportswomen

Serena equalled Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles in dominant style at SW19 and must get the adoration and acclaim she deserves

  • 18:27, 9 JUL 2016
  • Updated 12:51, 10 JUL 2016

Jay-Z and Beyonce had grabbed their coats before Serena had put away her Championship winner.

One nicely pitched, celebratory cheer and they were gone, pop royalty leaving the stage clear for sporting royalty. Queen Serena. A nice ring to that.

Maybe now, one of the greatest sportswomen of all time will get the adoration and acclaim she deserves.

Maybe now, her dominant brilliance will be universally acknowledged and applauded.

Maybe now, Serena’s stunning mental and physical fortitude can just be appreciated.

She has won seven Wimbledon titles - no right-minded judge would bet against number eight arriving in 12 months’ time.

She has equalled Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles in the open era - it is just a question of when she passes it.

She would not speak about matching and beating Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 - or Martina Navratilova’s mark of nine Wimbledon wins - but there is nothing in her current game that suggests her superiority might wane soon.

In this stunning performance, Williams not only had to overcome a supremely talented and spirited opponent in Angelique Kerber, she had to battle the anxiety of striving to draw alongside Graf on sporting history’s chart.

“It has been incredibly difficult not to think about it,” she said. “I’ve had sleepless nights if I’m just honest, with a lot of stuff … coming so close, feeling it, not being able to get quite there. It was getting down to the pressure.

“And I’ve tried a couple of times and failed so that makes this victory even more sweeter - knowing how hard I have to work for it.”

Hard work - an essential married to natural genius in every great athlete.

There is a formidable relentlessness about Williams - in every point, every game, every set, every match, every career challenge.

The iron sternness of her demeanour throughout this tournament has been the epitome of determination.

A determination to chisel a mark in tennis and sporting legend that will never fade.

“It is always a great feeling to win Wimbledon but maybe even more so is the excitement of getting the 22, trying so hard to get there and finally being able to match history, which is pretty awesome.

“My aim is to win a Slam every year,” said the world number one, who suffered defeats in the Melbourne and Paris finals this year. “And I came here with a different frame of mind. I knew I needed to keep calm and confident and keep playing the tennis I have been playing for over a decade.”

Mindset and calmness must provide Williams with constant grapples.

When the immediate euphoria had evaporated, she spoke at length about wanting to be an inspiration to kids, to families without privilege and about her sadness and worry over the circumstances and possible repercussions of the Dallas shootings.

She did not duck difficult questions, she seems genuinely passionate about all battles for equality.

There is a lot going on in Williams’ world but, for now, the sporting world can reflect on a Grand Slam record of 28 finals and only six losses.

And although the record will show a straight sets triumph - 7-5, 6-3 - it was anything but straightforward.

Kerber had overcome Williams in the Australian Open final and would have beaten any other opponent with the game she brought to this Wimbledon final.

But she was fighting a Wimbledon phenomenon.

“Congratulations Serena, you deserved the title. You are a great champion and a great person,” she said.

Not many people really know the person but just take it from those who do. We all know the champion.

And now, her greatness can surely never be denied.

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