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Serena Williams wins Wimbledon final

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Serena Williams defeated Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 to win her sixth Wimbledon title and her 21st Grand Slam.

Williams won her fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament, beginning with last year’s U.S. Open and including this year’s Australian and French Open. Serena completed a previous sweep or “Serena Slam” in 2002-2003. She is poised to make some of the greatest history in tennis at the U.S Open that begins in six weeks. She has the chance to tie Steffi Graf who won 22 grand slams in her career as well as complete the calendar grand slam. The U.S. Open begins on Aug. 21 in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Can we now say that Serena Williams is the greatest of all time? I think so.

 

Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

5 Comments for Serena Williams wins Wimbledon final



  1. catdaddyd
    1:33 pm July 11, 2015 Permalink

    Seeing as Margaret Court has 24 major championships, I would say NO.



  2. Yeah I Don't Follow
    3:52 pm July 11, 2015 Permalink

    Not that I’m not a Serena fan nor do I think she can’t eventually earn that title but I’m not sure I understand the author’s logic. Since she’s now one major title behind Graf’s record and as the previous poster points out three behind Margaret Court’s record of 24 majors it wouldn’t seem reasonable to call her the greatest of all time. Court’s overall winning percentage as well as her grand slam winning percentage is a little imposing when it comes to naming someone else the GOAT. I’m not me necessarily saying the author is incorrect. I’d just need to see some rationale as to why he/she isn’t.



    • P.S.
      3:53 pm July 11, 2015 Permalink

      Granted correct or incorrect may not be the most appropriate words when it comes to subjective matters.



  3. Megan
    6:05 pm July 11, 2015 Permalink

    And who has Serena been competing against to win these titles? Garbiñe Muguruza. Lucie Å afářová. Caroline Wozniacki. Victoria Azarenka. Agnieszka RadwaÅ„ska. Vera Zvonareva, Dinara Safina. Jelena Janković. Not exactly household names. In the last 10 years, I dare say Serena has won titles against only three recognizable players: her sister Venus, Maria Sharapova, and Justine Henin. It’s not exactly been the Golden Age of women’s tennis.



    • Mr. Fed
      7:19 pm July 11, 2015 Permalink

      Unless you’re a dedicated follower of women’s tennis, no player (past or present) outside off of the top one or two ranked players are recognizable household names. Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova had Monica Seles and Chris Evert, respectively as identifiable opponents, but no one else from those days were noteworthy. Serena has competed against Grand Slam champions such as Venus, Kim Clijsters, Samantha Stosur and the previously mentioned Maria and Justine. I venture to say these players are of no less quality than similarly ranked players of past decades. It’s simply that the top one or two players in the world routinely dominate women’s tennis across all eras. That speaks more to their talent than their opponents lack of.