The queen of the courts won her fifth Wimbledon championship and her 14th Grand Slam title yesterday, beating out Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, according to Sports Illustrated.
Serena finally catches up to her sister, Venus, who also has five Wimbledon titles. She joked during a post match interview, “I’ve always wanted to have everything my sister had.”
The past year was difficult for Serena as she struggled with numerous health problems. But she fought through it all to arrive at the championship. “I almost didn’t make it,” said Serena. “A few years ago, I was in the hospital, and now I’m here again. It’s so worth it, and I’m so happy… coming here and winning today is amazing,” she said. “It’s been an unbelievable journey for me.”
Serena also became the first woman in 22-years to win a major. She turns 31 this September, reports USA Today.
Shortly after Serena’s match, she and her sister won a doubles title. “I was definitely inspired by Serena’s singles performance,” said Venus according to AP. “Obviously it’s wonderful to play on the court with her. I couldn’t have done it without her, so it’s great.”