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.

Kerber Beats Serena To Win Australian Open Title

Angelique-KerberAngelique Kerber has won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

The German tennis player made the feat after she stunned world number one, Serena Williams in three sets.

Kerber, seeded seventh, winning a thrilling final of 6-4 3-6 6-4 at Melbourne Park.

The 28-year-old was the first German to win major single titles since Steffi Graf at the 1999 French Open.

Serena was beaten for the fifth time in 26 Grand Slam finals and missed out on the chance to stalemate Graf’s open-era record of 22 titles.

German champion, Kerber will progress upward to number two in the world rankings.

Serena Williams Wins French Open

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams has beaten Czech 13th seed, Lucie Safarova, to win the 2015 French Open, claiming her 20th Grand Slam title.

The American, ranked number one, wrapped up her victory in two hours and one minute with a 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 win at Roland Garros.

The 33-year-old becomes the third player – male or female – to win 20 major singles titles.

Only Germany’s Steffi Graf on 22 has won more since the open era began in 1968, with Australia’s Margaret Court collecting 24 between 1960 and 1973.

It was Safarova’s first Grand Slam final.