Serena Beats Venus to Win Wimbledon

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 4, 2009 9:58 AM CDT
Serena Williams falls to her knees after the win.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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(Newser) – Serena Williams beat her big sister Venus 7-6 (3), 6-2 today for her third Wimbledon title and 11th Grand Slam championship. In the fourth all-Williams final at Wimbledon, Serena came out on top for the third time by outserving her sister, lifting her game in the tiebreaker, and dictating play throughout the second set. Serena stopped five-time champion Venus from becoming the first woman to win Wimbledon 3 years in a row since Steffi Graf from 1991-93.

When Venus slapped a backhand return into the net on the fourth match point, Serena fell to her knees on the grass. As always with Williams vs. Williams matches, the celebrations were relatively muted. The two sisters embraced at the net, with the 29-year-old Venus patting 27-year-old Serena on the back. The Williams sisters have won eight of the 10 Wimbledon singles titles this decade.