Serena Williams of USA celebrates a point during the Ladies Singles Final Match against Vera Zvonareva of Russia on Day Twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2010 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »Serena Williams
managed to defend her title today at Wimbledon by beating Vera Zvonareva
to take the ladies' singles title. It's her 13th Grand Slam win, and 4th Wimbledon title. Serena won the match 6-3 6-2 in just 67 minutes, and sent her racket soaring into the air to celebrate the victory, while her opponent choked back tears. Serena Williams and Vera Zvonareva (Getty)
With the win, Serena overtook Billie Jean King's record of 13 wins. "This one is very special. Billie Jean, I got you," Serena said to the former tennis champ, who was there watching from the Royal Box today (via LA Times
). "I'd like to congratulate Vera, she has been through so much and she defines what a champion and never giving up means."
Zvonareva, of Russia, congratulated her opponent after the match: "Congratulations, you're a great player but also a great champion. You showed great determination throughout the week and you deserved to win today."
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