6-3 and 6-2 says it all. Serena won decisively. Well she is the world’s #1 and she didn’t disappoint tennis enthusiasts in England who wanted to see a high level of tennis from the women competitors. Now she ranks 6th on the list of all time greats.
Serena Williams insists she is not concerned about where she ranks among the great players in the game after winning her fourth Wimbledon title.
The American beat Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-2 to secure a 13th Grand Slam title, taking her past Billie Jean King to sixth in the all-time list.
Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are next on the list with 18 Slams each.
But Williams said:
“I’m happy to win 13. You never know what tomorrow brings and I’m happy to have gotten this far.”
King was in the Centre Court royal box to see her mark of 12 Grand Slam titles overtaken, and Williams said:
“This one means a lot because it’s 13 and I was able to pass Billie, that’s always nice. I don’t know where it rates but to have four Wimbledons is really, really exciting.”
And asked about how concerned she is to be considered among the great players, she added:
“It’s definitely important. I never thought about it but I think I’d be mentioned regardless of whether I won here or not. It’s cool. “I don’t think about that kind of stuff. My thing is I love my dogs, I love my family, I love going to the movies, I love reading, I love going shopping – it’s not on my list to be the greatest.
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