Saturday, July 3, 2010

Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon 2010 Singles Title

Serena Williams defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in straight sets in the final of women’s singles event of Wimbledon 2010. With this victory, Serena Williams has clinched her 4th Wimbledon and 13th overall grand slam singles title.

Going into the match as the defending champion, Serena Williams started dominating over her Russian opponent from the very beginning of the match. In both the sets, Vera Zvonareva was the shadow of her own self and could not show any resistance against her American opponent.

After losing the first set 6-3, everybody expected that Zvonareva would come back strongly in the second set, but it appeared Serena won the second one even more easily.

Despite the heavy defeat, Vera Zvonareva, has impressed the tennis fans with her performance in the tournament. She defeated two former World no. 1 players: Kim Clijsters and Jelena Jankovic in her way to the final. In fact, this was Zvonareva’s first appearance in a grand slam final. So, the tournament has already been a success story for the 25-year-old.

Serena Williams has now surpassed former American great Billie Jean King’s 12 career grand slam singles titles. She is now just 1 behind her sister Venus’ 5 Wimbledon titles. That means, the two sisters shared 9 Wimbledon singles titles between them.

Wimbledon 2010 has been the second grand slam singles title for Serena Williams after her triumph in Australian Open 2010. Though she missed the French Open title, there is every possibility she could finish the year winning the US Open 2010 in what would help her hold on to her no. 1 position in the WTA ranking.

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