Twelve years after doing it the first time around, Serena Williams has made history again by winning four consecutive Grand Slam titles – better known as the “Serena Slam.”
It’s another mark in the history books for the player who many already consider the greatest woman to have ever played the game.
Williams, 33, overcame a staid opponent in Garbiñe Muguruza, a 21-year-old from Spain, Saturday in the Wimbledon women’s final, winning 6-4, 6-4.
It’s a remarkable feat for Williams, the world No. 1, marking her 21st Grand Slam title and sixth at Wimbledon. She sits just one major trophy behind Steffi Graf’s Open era. Williams, winner at the U.S. Open last year, now holds all four Grand Slam titles to her name, having emerged victorious at the Australian and French Opens to start 2015.
In September at the U.S. Open she’ll seek to become the first tennis player – male or female – to win all four majors in one year since Graf did so, back in 1988.
“I can’t believe I’m standing here with another Serena Slam,” said Williams, unable to wipe the smile off her face. “I’m having so much fun out here. I’ve never dreamt that I would still be out here playing and winning Wimbledon.”
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