Congrats to Venus Williams! Venus Williams beat her younger sis Serena Williams to win the Wimbeldon championship. Serena WIlliams was the defending Wimbeldon champion after she won the title last year. Venus made history at the beginning of the tournament when she hit a 127 mph serve at Wimbeldon. Venus Williams hit the fastest women's serve ever recorded at Wimbeldon.
Venus Williams Wins Wimbeldon Beats Serena Williams To Win Championship Tournament
Venus, Serena Williams in Wimbledon finals
Venus Williams beat sister Serena 7-5, 6-4 Saturday for her fifth Wimbledon title and seventh Grand Slam championship.
Watching from the players' box was the sisters' mother, Oracene. Their father, Richard, had flown back to the United States because he can't stand to watch his daughters play each other. This was Venus' first victory over her younger sibling in a Grand Slam final since the 2001 U.S. Open, and it evened their career record at 8-8.
"I can't believe that it's five," Venus said. "But when you're in the final against Serena Williams, five seems too far away. ... She played so awesome, it was really a task to beat her."
Venus came from 3-1 down in the first set to turn around the match, breaking Serena four times while dropping serve twice in a final that produced breathtaking tennis despite swirling wind.
This was more than a matchup between siblings; it was a contest between two of the hardest-hitting, most athletic players in the world at the top of their game.
Venus broke to finish the match in 1 hour, 51 minutes, with Serena hitting a backhand wide on the second match point. The sisters embraced at the net, and Venus kept her celebrations in check as she twirled and waved to the Centre Court crowd. source