The road back to the top wasn't easy, but Serena Williams is back. Compton's own held on to beat Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday to claim her 14th Grand Slam singles title, her fifth at the All England Club, matching sister Venus' total. With the victory, Williams becomes the first woman past her 30th birthday to win a major in 22 years. Martina Navratilova was the last to do so, capturing a ninth Wimbledon crown in 1990 at age 33.
Relying on her biggest weapon going into the final, her powerful serve, Williams converted 92% of the time when she got her first serve in. She also broke the record for aces, smacking 23 against Zheng Jie and upping that record with 24 against Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals. Radwanska, a deft counter-puncher who plays great defense and chases down ball after ball, had dropped only one set on her way to the final.
In the final match of the evening, Serena teamed with sister Venus to win their 13th Grand Slam doubles title with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic.
The tournament has been a coronation for Venus and Serena, who have won 10 of the past 13 Wimbledon singles titles and now five Wimbledon doubles championships.