Serena Williams serves her way into history with her fifth Wimbledon singles final and 14th major championship. Williams bested third seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in only three sets today. Williams was serving 24 aces in the lead to today's final, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Williams, who had last won a Grand Slam title here two years ago, first overpowered and then outlasted the 23-year-old Radwanska, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Radwanska was playing in her first Grand Slam final.
Shortly after Williams, 30, dominated the 2010 Wimbledon championships, she had a foot injury that required surgery and then a pulmonary embolism that combined to keep her away from tennis for almost a year.
She made her return to majors tennis here a year ago but was upset in the fourth round. Williams suffered an unexpectedly decisive loss in the finals of the 2011 U.S. Open to Samantha Stosur, then lost in the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open and in the first round of the French Open last May.
Serena Williams has captured five of the last 11 Wimbledon titles. That is the same number of Wimbledon championships—and twice as many Grand Slam titles—as her sister. "I've always wanted everything Venus had," told reporters.