By Marissa Payne
Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title and 21st of her career on Saturday by beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain, 6-4, 6-4, at Wimbledon. It is her sixth Wimbledon championship.
The match didn’t go exactly as planned for Williams, the No. 1 seed, who lost her first service game when Muguruza, the 20th seed, found a way to break her. Part of that was because of Williams’s own unforced errors.
In the first four games of the first set, she had already tallied six compared to Muguruza’s one. Williams was able to turn the tide, however, later in the set when she broke Muguruza with some long rallies.
Williams uncharacteristically struggled with her serves in the first set. She had more double faults, four, than aces, three, which left much room to improve.
And it would largely stay that way throughout the second set.
Although Williams tallied nine aces, Maguruza managed to break her twice on long rallies, including one nail-biter that lasted 14 shots.
The crowd was also on Maguruza’s side in the second set, except for celebrities Anna Wintour and Drake, who cheered Williams on from the stands.
Despite Maguruza’s momentum, Williams was able to break her opponent again to claim the win. Washington Post