Sunday, July 04, 2010
Serena Williams defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-2 to win her 4th Wimbledon title, 13th major title and 2nd grand slam title of the year. In a high quality, but rarely competitive match, Serena out-served, out-hit and out-moved her Russian opponent, erasing memories of her shocking loss to Maria Sharapova here six years before. By claiming her 13th major title, Serena moved to #6 on the all-time women's singles titles list, with only the truly greats of the game ahead of her at 18 (Americans Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert). In the modern open era, Steffi Graf is at the top with 22 major singles titles from 1987-1999.
Serena is 28 years old and has won 5 of the last 8 major titles (2008 US Open, 2009 Australian Open, 2009 Wimbledon, 2010 Australian Open and 2010 Wimbledon). She has a very good chance of repeating that effort over the next two years to at least tie her countrywomen at 18.
Interestingly, she only had to face her sister Venus (who is already 30 years old) twice in a major in that time period and won once.
How many do you think Serena will end her career with?