WIMBLEDON 2015 – My highlights: Day Twelve
There can only be one Wimbledon Ladies' champion – Serena Williams was going for her 6th Wimbledon title, for her 21st major title and for a Serena Slam – all four majors held at the same time, she was looking to repeat her achievement from 2002-03. Back then she won all four majors against her sister Venus. Today she was facing a Spanish youngster – Garbine Muguruza (seeded 20). Muguruza was looking for her very first major title, and this was her first major final. A legend against a rising star.
Serena started the match slowly, and immediately lost the opening game after she threw in 3 double faults. She looked very nervous. Muguruza held her serve and led 2-0. A dream start. Serena managed to hold her serve, she straggled at times, but she hit aces too. At 3:4 she finally broke Muguruza and consolidated the break for a 5:4 lead. Muguruza under pressure, made a couple of errors and had problems with her serve. Serena fired a beautiful forehand winner to close out the 1st set 6:4. It suddenly looked like Serena was awake, her serve started working better, and she seemed more comfortable. She earned herself a 5:1 lead and then under pressure to serve out the match, couldn't deliver on her serve and was broken twice. Suddenly form 5:1 lead she was back in a dangerous territory - 5:4 on Muguruza's serve. As it often happens with Serena when she has her back pushed against a wall, she digs deep to find her best game to defeat her opponent. She broke Muguruza to love to seal the victory – 6:4 6:4. Serena didn't play her best tennis today but it was enough to secure yet another title. And at the end of the day, no one is going to remember how many times she double faulted or how many errors she made, stats won't matter one bit. Today Serena has added yet another major title to her collection and has become the oldest woman to win a major at age of 33 and 289 days. The previous record was held by Martina Navratilova, a 9 time Wimbledon champion. 21 majors put Serena just one behind Steffi Graff's Open Era record of 22. And she's already thinking about New York...
All hail Queen Serena – an extraordinary athlete, a beautiful woman, a role model!