Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, ties record with 22 titles

SerenaAmerican tennis star Serena Williams has won Wimbledon for the 7th time, finally tying German Steffi Graf for the most titles in major events during the Open era.

World number one Williams downed fourth seeded German Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 Saturday on the grass at center court just outside London for her 22nd grand slam singles crown.

The 34-year-old Williams had lost three straight major events since earning the Wimbledon title last year.  One of those losses was to Kerber earlier this year in the Australian Open finals.

Williams still needs two more majors titles to match Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam crowns.  The Open era began in 1968 when professionals were allowed to compete in Grand Slam events for the first time.

The men’s Wimbledon champion will be crowned Sunday in a match between second seed Andy Murray of Britain and number six Milos Raonic of Canada. (VOA News)