Serena Williams Blows Past Margaruza to Win Wimbledon Title
Leading 4-2 in the first set, Garbine Margaruza felt like she could win against the heavily favored Serena WIlliams.
Then Williams amped up her game, and Wimbledon was hers...again.
Williams won nine of the next ten games and despite suffering two breaks in the second set, defeated Margaruza 6-4, 6-4 to win her sixth Wimbledon championship Saturday at the All-England Club.
It was the 21st major championship for Williams, putting her one behind Steffi Graf for the most majors in the open era, and three shy of Margaret Court's all-time record.
Williams won the last four games of the first set and then took a 5-1 lead in the second set before Margaruza stormed back, winning three straight games to get back on serve at 4-5. Williams then closed out the match, breaking Margaruza at love for the break that ended the valiant effort by the 21 year old Spaniard.
The 33 year old Williams won despite just 54% success on first serves. She double-faulted three times in the first game alone
The win completed the second "Serena Slam" as she has captured the last four major championships dating back to the US Open last year. She will try for the calendar Grand Slam in New York late next month.