Serena Williams becomes second woman to ever win a career Golden Slam.
Serena Williams has just made Olympic history at Wimbledon this morning, earning her first Olympics singles gold medal. After going up against Maria Sharapova in the women’s Tennis finals, Williams dominated the game finishing off her formidable opponent with a winning score of 6-0, 6-1.
Williams served three aces in the opening game and broke Sharapova’s service in the second. It was a huge win for Williams, who by taking home the gold medal, earned a career Golden Slam. She’s only the second woman in history to do so.
Williams let out a loud scream after match point and then jumped for joy on the court while her sister Venus Williams snapped photos and cheered with big smiles. Williams even did a victory dance!
“I just feel good about my game,” said Williams in a post game interview. “I practiced so so hard and it was time.”
And it showed!
“Winning Wimbledon is the best feeling the world,” she said. “I didn’t think it could get any better than winning Wimbledon, but if you see how happy I am…I guess it can!”
Williams can add the gold medal to her 14 Grand Slam singles championships, the most of any active woman.
Since she lost to Sharapova at the Wimbledon final in 2004, Williams has now beaten her a whopping eight consecutive times. Now that’s what we call sweet, sweet revenge.