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Serena Williams wins 7th Wimbledon, 22nd Grand Slam title

16 July 2016
Serena Williams wins 7th Wimbledon, 22nd Grand Slam title

The athlete faced a blistering wind on Centre Court to claim the title, tying with Steffi Graf's Grand Slam record of 22 major wins.

Serena Williams poses after her women's singles final victory over Germany's Angelique Kerber on July 9, 2016.

She was back on Centre Court later with sister Venus to win the doubles championship with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Hungarys Timea Babos and Kazakhstans Yaroslava Shvedova.

(Adam Davy/Pool Photo via AP).

Angelique Kerber hopes she gets another chance in a Wimbledon final after losing to Serena Williams on Saturday.

Reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has admitted that she was helpless in preventing the world number one Serena Williams' unstoppable force which guided the American to a seventh Wimbledon title.

So she and Patrick Mouratoglou touched base repeatedly to hash it all out.

Cherry on the cake for Serena Williams as she conquered another magnificent Wimbledon campaign by teaming up with sister Venus.

"Played a good match", Kerber said. "I had a couple of tries this year", Williams said. "We talked for at least five - so many times. I really enjoyed the final today and it was a great atmosphere out there and I will never forget the feeling". I was not the one who lost the match. She had 12 aces to Kerber's one and said it was important her serve was working so well because the gusty conditions made ground strokes less predictable.

"If anything, I was able to show resilience that, no, that's not going to shake me, you're not going to break me", Serena said, "it's going to make me stronger". "Back to thinking the way she thinks". "Of course, it's one of my goals one day to be the number one", she said.

It was just Kerber's second grand slam final, having reached the same stage - against the same opponent - on her way to taking out the Australian Open.

'Unfortunately I definitely do see myself differently when I lose which I don't think is normal, ' Williams said. "I think she won the match". "She was not herself".

During the past two weeks at Wimbledon, Williams certainly did appear to be back to possessing the confident, all-powerful presence the world is accustomed to seeing and hearing - on and off the court.

'Literally one day when I woke up I felt different. I can do this. But at the end I tried everything and this is what I told myself when I went into the match.

That was evident in her play, to be sure, particularly in that spectacular serve, which produced 13 aces at up to a tournament-leading 124 miles per hour against Kerber.

Given Williams' pursuit of Graf's historic landmark, it was a delicious twist that the 47-year-old had played a role in Kerber's recent rise after advising her compatriot. "One thing I learned about the previous year is to enjoy the moment".