Congrats to Serena Williams on winning her third Wimbledon title. She defeated her big sis Venus Williams 7-6 (3), 6-2. This title is Serena’s third Wimbledon title and her eleventh major title overall.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams kept telling herself she was facing just another foe in the Wimbledon final Saturday, just another woman who hits the ball quite hard, just another player trying to deny her a Grand Slam title.
She wasn’t facing just anyone, of course. She was playing her older sister Venus. And when the latest all-Williams final finished, when Serena wrapped up a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory for a third Wimbledon championship and 11th major title overall, she jogged to the net with her arm extended for a handshake.
Venus pulled her close for a warm embrace, instead.
“I didn’t think about Venus at all today. I just saw her as an opponent,” said Serena, who also beat her sister in the 2002 and 2003 finals at the All England Club. “At one point, after the first set, I looked on the side of the court at the stats, and it was like ‘Williams,’ ‘Williams.’ I couldn’t figure out which was which.”
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Despite three major titles since her US Open win, Serena will still remain number 2 behind number one ranked Dinara Safina. Speaking of rankings I was checking out the rankings for tennis players and was disturbed by the lack of American females in the tennis rankings. Serena and Venus are currently ranked second and third respectively. After that the next American female players are ranked 57th and 90th. That’s pathetic. What happened to the American female tennis players? Russia, France and Belarus have a slew of women ranked in the top 100 yet the United States only has four. American men fared better. There are eight American men ranked in the Mens top 100.
Anyway speaking of the Williams sisters a few hours after Serena’s win the sisters won the Womens doubles title against Australia’s Rennae Stubbs and Samantha Stoser 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
The Williams sisters conquered Wimbledon again after they won a battle of power against guile to retain their doubles crown. Venus and Serena triumphed 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 against the Australian pairing of Sam Stosur and Rennae Stubbs in a late, enthralling match on Centre Court.
They had to survive a first set scare as Stosur and Stubbs raced into a 4-2 set lead. Stosur, who was beaten 6-2, 6-2 with previous partner Lisa Raymond by Venus and Serena in last year’s final, was in particularly inspired form early on, helping to break the Serena serve at 2-1.
Congrats to the ladies!!