Serena Williams wins her third Wimbledon title
Serena Williams won her third Wimbledon title in style this afternoon when she beat her older sister Venus 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 on centre court. It was the fifth time that the American sisters had contested the final, but five times winner Venus was second best throughout against her rejuvenated younger sibling.
Venus had been widely tipped by the bookies to pick up her sixth Wimbledon title after dropping just 20 games in her run up to the final. But Serena showed greater technique and strength and her sister had no answer.
The 2009 champion spoke about her victory: "It feels so amazing. I'm so blessed. I feel like I shouldn't be holding the trophy, I can't believe I'm holding it and Venus isn't." Serena continued: "It's named for her and she always wins. It hasn't settled in that I won yet."