Game. Set. Serena Slam.
Serena Williams overcame a slow start, eight double-faults and a nervy finish to beat Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday for her sixth Wimbledon title, fourth Grand Slam championship in a row and 21st major overall.
The win means Williams holds all four Grand Slam titles at once — completing the second "Serena Slam" of her career. What's more, she secured the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam and, if she wins the U.S. Open, will become the first player to sweep all four majors in the same season since Steffi Graf in 1988.
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Williams, winning her 28th straight Grand Slam match, is now just one major title behind Graf on the Open era list and two behind all-time leader Margaret Court Smith.
At 33, Williams is also the oldest women to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era. She has now won seven major championships in her 30s.
From 4-2 down in the first set, Williams ran off five straight games to take the set and go up 1-0 in the second. She pulled out to a 5-1 lead and twice served for the match but couldn't convert.
Williams was broken at love for 5-2, and Muguruza saved a match point and converted on her fifth break point to draw within 5-4. But Williams then broke the 21-year-old Spaniard at love to close out the match, which finished with Muguruza hitting a forehand wide.