Serena Williams is a champion again!
Williams defeated Spanish player, Muguruza, on Saturday at Wimbledon (6-4, 6-4). The win adds up to her 6th Wimbledon championship.
The No. 1 tennis pro did have to fight for a win against the No. 20 seed. During the first four games of the set, Williams had tallied six, while Muguruza had only tallied one. Despite a rough start, Williams was able to turn the tables with a few long rallies. Surprisingly, Williams struggled with her serves in the first set. There was a great deal of room for her to improve after having more double faults (4) than aces (3).
Although Williams put up a rough match for Muguruza, the Spaniard was able to break her twice on those long rallies, including one that lasted fourteen shots.
Underdog, Maguruza, had the crowd rooting for her in the second set, but despite the support, Williams was able to break her and win her second career “Serena Slam”.
Celebrities Drake and Anna Wintour, friends of Williams, stayed loyal throughout the match, cheering her on from her family box.
Williams maintains an undefeated record since winning the 2014 U.S. Open and the 2015 Australian and French Opens.
The 33-year-old champion did not realize she was the winner at the end of the match. There was an almost comical pause in the players and the crowd before Williams realized and began to celebrate.
As the crowd applauded the well-deserving winner, she collected her trophy.
“I can’t believe I’m standing here with another ‘Serena Slam,’” she said. “It’s pretty cool.”
Muguruza was, understandably, upset when she went to collect her runner-up trophy, shedding a few tears. But the 21-year-old player expressed her gratitude for her accomplishments and respectfully congratulated her opponent.
“A Grand Slam final to me is a dream come true,” the runner-up said. “I also want to say congratulations to Serena who’s showing us she’s world No. 1.”
Muguruza also thanked the crowd for supporting her during the match, “I’m very proud. The amazing crowd, they support me so much.”
Although Williams is the world’s No. 1, she has faced her own set of losses, as well. The double “Serena Slam” winner had a few words of wisdom for her younger opponent.
“Don’t be sad, you’ll be holding this trophy soon,” Williams told Muguruza and the crowd. “Believe me.”