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Serena Williams eases to fourth Wimbledon crown

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon 2010

Serena Williams didn’t waste much sweat at this year’s Wimbledon to defend her title, win her 13th Grand Slam singles crown and her fourth at the grass court major.

The world No.1 and top seed reached the final with all straight-set victories (over Michelle Larcher De Brito, Anna Chakvetadze, Dominika Cibulkova, seed No.16 Maria Sharapova, seed No.9 Li Na and Petra Kvitova). In the championships match she kept the momentum, and absolutely unchallenged by first-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva stormed to a 6-3 6-2 victory.
Finalists of Wimbledon 2010 - Serena Williams and Vera Zvonareva

The first set of the final went with serve until the eighth game when Zvonareva’s nerves and weakness surfaced, reflected in a double fault, the Russian’s first and sole double fault of the set. Williams, of course, didn’t miss her chance, broke Zvonareva's serve and soon after won the whole set. The second set ended even faster, in just 31 minutes, with Williams clearly on her way to victory. The American faced no break points throughout the championships match and hit nine aces, bringing her total of aces at Wimbledon 2010 to 89.

Serena Williams at Wimbledon 2010

Zvonareva can be sad for not bringing more to the final, but the sole fact of playing at that stage of a Grand Slam is an achievement of its own, having in mind all the career-threatening injuries she has overcome. In addition, Zvonareva will get back to Top 10 in the world rankings, precisely to No.9, and a prize of half a million pounds is not a bad consolation as well.

Serena has yet again proved that all the other players on the Tour are way behind her. In addition, she has passed legend Billie Jean King in overall majors won. (photos via Yahoo)

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7 thoughts on “Serena Williams eases to fourth Wimbledon crown

  1. el

    Marija,

    Really nice write up! Concise and to the point. I thought both players displayed grace in their compliments to one another. As Bepa stated-Serena did not allow her to play her game thus a short final. If Bepa wins in doubles that would be wonderful!

  2. TennisAce

    It was an excellent performance from the World's No.1. I hope that she does just as well in the US Open Series as I would like for her to win a few titles leading up to the US Open and then perhaps defend her YEC crown this year. Phenomenal performance from her.

  3. marine

    Nevermind, Vera, it's a great achievement to get so far. Some confidence is still needed, but it's clear that she overcame her worst mental blocks.

  4. trent

    Happy Serena won the wimbledon title, sad that it wasn't a williams final with Venus in it:( maybe
    next year in it…But I think the us open could be good for either venus or serena!…

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