It is not true that some of Serena Williams’ first serves in her Wimbledon victory clocked in at 340 mph. (540 kph). It just seemed that way to Angelique Kerber in a final where she only won five points off Williams’ first serve and only eight games for a match that was basically over as soon as begun.
Williams extracted revenge for her loss to Kerber in January in the Australian Open.
Just for good measure, she teamed with Sister Venus to take the doubles title as well. Astute tennis observers think Serena would have done well in the men’s draw.
Williams has now caught Steffi Graf for most Grand Slam singles titles in the open era. Two more will tie her with Margaret Court, who won 13 of her 24 prior to the 1968 dawn of the open era.
Williams could easily be the undisputed record holder but for the fact that after her Wimbledon win last year, she lost the finals of the U.S. Open, the Australian Open and the French Open.
Williams became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title at 34 years 286 days.
She appears as though she could continue to win for another 10 years, provided her passion for the game remains alive. She could one day make the claim that not only did she beat her sister, Venus, but also her as yet unborn daughter.