Serena Williams Beats Angelique Kerber To Win 22nd Grand Slam

Serena-Williams-holding-Wimbledon-trophyWorld number one Serena Williams beat German fourth seed Angelique Kerber to win a seventh Wimbledon and 22nd Grand Slam title.

The American, 34, coped with a gusty wind on Centre Court to win 7-5 6-3 and equal Steffi Graf’s Open era record of major titles.

Kerber had beaten Williams in the Australian Open final in January but could not produce another shock.

Fourteen years since she first won Wimbledon, Williams claimed the title for a seventh time after dropping just one set all tournament.

The world number one banished memories of last year, when she fell two matches short of a historic calendar Grand Slam, and of losing in the Australian and French Open finals this year.

“It’s been incredibly difficult not to think about it,” she said of finally winning number 22.

“It makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I worked hard for it.

“This court definitely feels like home, I have a match later today in the doubles, so I’ll be back out.”

Williams moves alongside German great, Steffi Graf, in the all-time list of Grand Slam singles champions, and just two behind overall leader Margaret Court, the Australian, who won 13 of her 24 major titles before tennis turned professional in 1968.

Roger Federer Through To Wimbledon Quarter-Finals

Roger Federer, WimbledonWorld’s third best tennis player, Roger Federer, on Monday progressed into the Wimbledon quarter-finals in London.

The seven-time champion, who has been struggling for form this summer, cruised to the next round of the competition after beating Steve Johnson 6-2 6-3 7-5 on Centre Court.

34-year-old Federer would be hoping to break the record by clinching his eighth men’s singles title.

He will be contending with world seeded number eight, Marin Cilic, who won the 2014 US Open title.