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Serena Williams gets title number 21 after dominant Wimbledon win

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In a thrilling final it was Serena Williams who eventually came out on top to be crowned Wimbledon champion, defeating relentless 21-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4.

Incredible Final 

In the early stages the world number one hit two double faults as Muguruza found herself 3-1 up in the first set. The 33-year-old showed the heart and mental strength of a 20-time major winner as she was able to turn in her favour going on to win the first set 6-4.

The second set appeared to be straight forward for the 5 time SW19 champion, who powered her way to a 5-1 lead.

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The youngster though was not going to bow out easily and the world number 20 produced a fantastic performance of aggression, heart and determination to close the gap to 5-4, saving two championship points along the way.

Serena served eight double faults in the final and appeared to get frustrated with herself during the Spaniard's comeback as her serving was costing her the chance to clinch the title sooner.

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However, real champions always prevail and the American showed how exceptional she is, using her positive mind set and experience to weather the Muguruza storm and go on to win the second set 6-4, becoming the holder of 21 grand slams.

The 'Serena Slam' Looks Likely 

And so it is that Williams is the queen of centre court again, winning her sixth Wimbledon. The US Open is next, where Steffi Graff's record of 22 slams could be equalled.

Williams has also won this year's Australian and French Opens; if she triumphs in America then she would have (for the first time) won a calendar year of majors in what is quickly being renamed the 'Serena Slam'.

For her part Muguruza won a lot of fans heart on Centre court at the weekend, her never say die attitude made a terrific final and at only 21 she will definitely come again. In the post-game interviews Serena showed respect to her challenger and said that the youngster will be a champion at SW19 soon.

The Spaniard is now ranked in the top 10 after getting to the final and is destined to be a star for the future. Williams though is just too good and too dominant at the moment, the record is expected to be equalled and most definitely broken.

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French Open
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