On Saturday, tennis powerhouse Serena Williams, 33, defeated Garbine Muguruza of Spain and won her 21st Grand Slam title.
Williams, 33, told the crowd at Wimbledon after accepting her trophy, “Yeah, I’m having so much fun out here, you know, I just never dreamt I would be out here still and let alone winning.?
News outlets were abuzz all weekend.??
The Associated Press writes: “It’s the second time in her career that Williams holds all four Grand Slam titles at once. If she wins the U.S. Open, she will become the first player to sweep all four majors in the same season since Steffi Graf in 1988.”
Sports Illustrated reports:
“Williams has already won both the Australian Open and the French Open this year, and has won three straight Grand Slam tournaments dating back to last year’s U.S. Open. She defeated Maria Sharapova in the 2015 Wimbledon semifinals, while Muguruza beat Agnieszka Radwanska.
“Last year’s Wimbledon women’s final was won by Petra Kvitova, who defeated Eugenie Bouchard in two sets. Williams was eliminated in that tournament in the third round by Alize Cornet, while Muguruza lost in the first round to Coco Vandeweghe.”