In news that surprises few, Serena Williams defeated 21-year-old Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 Saturday morning to capture her sixth Wimbledon title and 21st overall Grand Slam singles championship.
Entering today’s match, Serena held a 2-1 scorecard against Garbiñe, with her last win occurring in the fourth round of the Australian Open earlier this year. She now extends her career record against Garbiñe to 3-1.
With this win, Serena completes her second “Serena Slam” (winning all four Grand Slam titles consecutively, which she last achieved 12 years ago in 2002-2003) and becomes the oldest woman to ever win a Grand Slam.
If Serena wins the U.S. Open in September, she will officially match Steffi Graf’s Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles, complete her first calendar Grand Slam (winning all four Grand Slam titles in the same year, which no woman has accomplished since Steffi in 1988) and be within striking distance of Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam titles.