As of Saturday, Serena Williams is now the oldest women’s grand slam winner in the Open Era. Williams’s keeps stacking up her accomplishments, as if it wasn’t enough for her to be the oldest grand slam winner exceeding Martina Navratilova, Williams also achieved her goal of another “Serena Slam.”
Last week, the pro tennis player Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 at the 2015 Wimbledon quarterfinals and was one step closer to her “Serena Slam,” now that goal has been accomplished.
Williams’s opponent Garbine Muguruza had this to say, “I don’t feel disappointment but you never know how many chances you’re going to have to play a final in a grand slam. But if you have to choose who to win or who to lose to, I would choose Serena.”
When the match began, Williams was off to a rocky start and seemed to be no match for Muguruza’s powerful serves. A fire seemed to ignite in Williams and she began to settle into a rhythm.
According to CNN, “Muguruza’s first double fault at 4-5 set up a set point, which Williams duly converted courtesy of a forehand winner.”
The article also stated, Muguruza’s forehand was off:
“the less steady side, produced an error wide on a second match point to end the one hour, 23-minute contest. Not that Williams knew right away that she had won a sixth Wimbledon crown. She lost track of the score and said she didn’t hear chair umpire Alison Hughes utter, “Game, set and match.”
The Wimbledon champion celebrated her victory by “getting down” to the Bee Gee’s “Night Fever” with men’s singles winner Novak Djokovic at the Champion’s Ball in London on Sunday night.
Djokovic dressed in suit and tie and Williams in a beautiful floor length gown flashed back to the 70’s with their disco moves and danced to the music.
But, Williams still has one more victory to cross off her list. If she wins the 2015 U.S. Open in September she will have a rare calendar grand slam which has only been done by female tennis player Steffi Graff in 1988.