Serena Williams Wins 6th Wimbledon Title, Has a Shot at the First Grand Slam Since 1988


Serena Williams won Wimbledon. Again. Serena Williams beat Garbine Muguruza in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) for her 6th Wimbledon title. It was Serena’s 21st Grand Slam victory overall, but the fact that it was her third of 2015 is what could make it so historically significant.

Williams stumbled out of the gate and again stumbled down the stretch, but still got it done. The win completed the “Serena Slam” and puts her a U.S. Open title from the first calendar year Grand Slam since Steffi Graf did it in 1988. Serena has won the last three U.S. Open championships.

Only two men – Don Budge in 1938 and Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969 – and two women besides Graf – Margaret Court in 1970 and Maureen Connolly in 1953 – have ever completed a calendar year Grand Slam.