Serena Williams became the oldest female to at Wimbledon, giving her six titles at the All-England Tennis Club, 21-career Grand Slam Single Titles, and one major shy of the Calendar Slam
Serena Williams is perhaps the greatest individual athlete of the modern day. With Saturday’s win at Wimbledon in the Women’s Finals, she has etched her name further into the bowels of sports history.
Williams won in straight sets over Gabriel Muguruza to claim her sixth championship at the All-England Tennis Club, 6-4 and 6-4.
— For Harriet (@ForHarriet) July 11, 2015
With her win, Williams now has 21-career Grand Slam titles. That is one behind tennis great Steffi Graf, who is perhaps the greatest female athlete in her sport. If Williams is able to win the next tennis major, the U.S. Open in New York next month, she would have accomplished a feat which has not been seen since Graf’s accomplishment 27 years ago: the Calendar Slam.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 11, 2015
This accomplishment consists of an individual winning four major tennis tournaments: the Australian Open (held in Melbourne, Australia in January), the French Open (held in Paris, France in June), Wimbledon (held in London, England in July), and the U.S. Open.
I hear @andyroddick said I’m already thinking about the U.S. Open 5 mins ago? Ummm Andy you are 20 mins late 😜
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 11, 2015
Williams holds the first three legs of the Grand Slam with her eyes set on making history in August on her home turf. She has won six times at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, in her career.
Also, her win on Saturday makes her the oldest female to win at Wimbledon being 33-years old. She is 26 days older than tennis great Martina Navratilova, who won her last Wimbledon title in 1990.
It just goes to show that age is just a number, and nothing else.