NEWS

Serena Williams Beats Angelique Kerber To Win Wimbledon 2016 Women's Final

She won 7-5, 6-3.

09/07/2016 15:40 | Updated 09 July 2016

Serena Williams has soared into the record books by winning the Wimbledon women’s singles final, equalling the record for the most grand slams ever won by one player.

Williams beat Angelique Kerber in straight sets in the final. It makes her total 22 Grand Slams, matching the record held by held by German player Steffi Graf.

This is Williams’ seventh Wimbledon title. She won the first set 7-5 and the second 6-3.

Meanwhile the men’s wheelchair doubles finals were won by a British duo for the very first time.

The pictures below capture the dramatic Williams vs Kerber match - as well as celebrities including David Attenborough and Beyonce in the audience.

  • JUSTIN TALLIS via Getty Images
    US player Serena Williams returns against Germany's Angelique Kerber during the women's singles final on the thirteenth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • GLYN KIRK via Getty Images
    Germany's Angelique Kerber (L) returns against US player Serena Williams (R) during the women's singles final on the thirteenth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Adam Pretty via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand during the Ladies Singles Final against Serena Williams of The United States on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
  • Shaun Botterill via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Serena Williams of The United States plays a backhand during The Ladies Singles Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
  • GLYN KIRK via Getty Images
    US player Serena Williams (L) serves against Germany's Angelique Kerber (R) during the women's singles final on the thirteenth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
  • JUSTIN TALLIS via Getty Images
    US player Serena Williams reacts after a point against Germany's Angelique Kerber during the women's singles final on the thirteenth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Adam Pretty via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand during the Ladies Singles Final against Serena Williams of The United States on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
  • Shaun Botterill via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Serena Williams of The United States reacts during The Ladies Singles Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
  • Karwai Tang via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Beyonce and Jay Z attend the women's final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon on July 09, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
  • Clive Brunskill via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Sir David Attenborough and Susan Attenborough watch on as Serena Williams of The United States and Angelique Kerber of Germany play in the Ladies Singles Final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
  • Clive Brunskill via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand during the Ladies Singles Final against Serena Williams of The United States on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
  • Clive Brunskill via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Angelique Kerber of Germany serves during the Ladies Singles Final against Serena Williams of The United States on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
  • Adam Pretty via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand during the Ladies Singles Final against Serena Williams of The United States on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
  • Adam Pretty via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Serena Williams of The United States reacts during The Ladies Singles Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
  • JUSTIN TALLIS via Getty Images
    Germany's Angelique Kerber returns against US player Serena Williams during the women's singles final on the thirteenth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Adam Pretty via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand during the Ladies Singles Final against Serena Williams of The United States on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
  • Shaun Botterill via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Serena Williams of The United States plays a forehand during The Ladies Singles Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
  • Pool via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: A general view of The Royal Box as Angelique Kerber of Germany faces Serena Williams of The United States in The Ladies Singles Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
  • Adam Pretty via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Serena Williams of The United States reacts during The Ladies Singles Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Suggest a correction
Comments

CONVERSATIONS