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Serena wins 5th Wimbledon title in 3 sets

Postby African » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:01 pm

WIMBLEDON, England, Sat Jul 07, 12:21 PM
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Serena Williams is back, and she looks almost as good as ever.

The 30-year-old American won her fifth Wimbledon title Saturday on Centre Court, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to claim her 14th major championship.

After hitting a backhand winner on match point, she fell onto her back to the grass. She then rose with a grin as big sister Venus - another five-time Wimbledon champion - smiled and applauded, along with the rest of the crowd.

After shaking hands with Radwanska, Williams climbed into the box where her family was seated. She hugged her father, Venus, their mother and others.

"I can't even describe it. I almost didn't make it," said Williams, who has battled health issues since winning the 2010 Wimbledon title. "A few years ago, you know, I was in the hospital, and now I'm here again. It's so worth it, and I'm so happy."

Out on court, Williams had little trouble at the start, using her hard serve and powerful groundstrokes to win the first five games and run Radwanska all over the grass.

Radwanska, who was playing in her first Grand Slam final, has been ill with a respiratory problem, making it difficult for her to speak. In the second set and already down a break, the third-seeded Pole was coughing and blowing her nose during a changeover.




But she broke Williams in the next game to even the score at 4-4, and then broke again to win the second set.

Williams responded in the third set, breaking twice and serving out to win another major title.

Williams finished with 58 winners to 13 for Radwanska, including an edge of 20-3 in the final set. Williams lost only eight points on her first serve.

"Aggie played so well. That's why she has had such a great career, and so young," Williams told the crowd. "You guys should give her another round of applause because she's amazing and she did an amazing job today."

The match was played with the Centre Court roof open, and it was delayed by rain for a short time after the first set.

"Serena played too good today, but I'm just very happy to be here in the final," Radwanska said. "It was not my day. I'll try just next year. We'll see."

Later Saturday, Serena and Venus Williams will play in the doubles final.

A little more than a month ago, many started writing off Williams for good. She lost in the first round of this year's French Open, the first time she had ever exited a Grand Slam tournament so early.

But at Wimbledon, she looked every bit a champion again.

She broke her own tournament record for aces in a match with 23 against Zheng Jie in the third round. Less than a week later, she eclipsed that mark with 24 against Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals.

On Saturday, she finished with 17 aces and a record 102 for the tournament.

It was Williams' first Grand Slam title since she won at the All England Club two years ago. Shortly after winning that title, Williams cut her feet on glass at a restaurant, leading to a series of health problems, including being hospitalized for clots in her lungs.

"I never dreamt of being here again, being so down," Williams said. "Never give up. You can continue."

Williams is the first woman in her 30s to win a Wimbledon title since Martina Navratilova, who won at the All England Club in 1990 when she was 33.

In the men's final on Sunday, six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will face British hope Andy Murray. The fourth-seeded Murray is trying to become the first British man to win the title at the All England Club since Fred Perry in 1936.


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Postby African » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:04 pm

I know it will be moved but I posted it here due to the respect this Girl has for Ghana and Africa.

She visited Ghana a while back to start a training camp for Ghanaian Girls.
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Postby African » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:07 pm

It was Williams' first Grand Slam title since she won at the All England Club two years ago. Shortly after winning that title, Williams cut her feet on glass at a restaurant, leading to a series of health problems, including being hospitalized for clots in her lungs.

"I never dreamt of being here again, being so down," Williams said. "Never give up. You can continue."


I am so happy for her.
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Postby the pope » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:25 pm

That sister is a class act. Can never get my eyes of that Mama Africa behind. She has one hell of a body. Good for her. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby African » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:33 pm

the pope wrote:That sister is a class act. Can never get my eyes of that Mama Africa behind. She has one hell of a body. Good for her. :lol: :lol: :lol:


The Pope Speaks :lol: :lol: :lol: He doesn't do that often.
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Postby Akokora Gyeene » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:33 pm

We witnessing history right now...will there be another after her so dominant? I think not ...
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Postby keen observer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:39 pm

Akokora Gyeene wrote:We witnessing history right now...will there be another after her so dominant? I think not ...


Nonsense!! Do you know anything about tennis?
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Postby keen observer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:40 pm

African wrote:It was Williams' first Grand Slam title since she won at the All England Club two years ago. Shortly after winning that title, Williams cut her feet on glass at a restaurant, leading to a series of health problems, including being hospitalized for clots in her lungs.

"I never dreamt of being here again, being so down," Williams said. "Never give up. You can continue."


I am so happy for her.


There is nothing called a "grand slam title"..Lazy journalist are making some of you look silly everyday.
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Postby the pope » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:53 pm

Keen Observer wrote:


There is nothing called a "grand slam title"..Lazy journalist are making some of you look silly everyday.


Nonsense!! :lol:
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Postby keen observer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:04 pm

the pope wrote:Keen Observer wrote:


There is nothing called a "grand slam title"..Lazy journalist are making some of you look silly everyday.


Nonsense!! :lol:


Moron!!
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Postby African » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:38 pm

the pope wrote:Keen Observer wrote:


There is nothing called a "grand slam title"..Lazy journalist are making some of you look silly everyday.


Nonsense!! :lol:


Absolute Nonsense. This article was from the

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KO is going insane.
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Postby Imam Stillro Kojo Asamoah » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:40 pm

Class act indeed. It certainly gets harder as one gets older, and I think Serena appreciated this one more than most. I went through all the motions with her this Wimbledon. I watched every waking moment of all her matches. There were times when I thought "Ok Serena, isnt it time to go make babies?" But that woman is a born winner. God bless her soul. Of course, the 2 million dollars will also help "our" bank account.
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Postby African » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:46 pm

Imam Stillro Kojo Asamoah wrote:Class act indeed. It certainly gets harder as one gets older, and I think Serena appreciated this one more than most. I went through all the motions with her this Wimbledon. I watched every waking moment of all her matches. There were times when I thought "Ok Serena, isnt it time to go make babies?" But that woman is a born winner. God bless her soul. Of course, the 2 million dollars will also help "our" bank account.


Ei!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kojo Stillro Asamoah
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Postby keen observer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:11 pm

African wrote:
the pope wrote:Keen Observer wrote:


There is nothing called a "grand slam title"..Lazy journalist are making some of you look silly everyday.


Nonsense!! :lol:


Absolute Nonsense. This article was from the

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KO is going insane.


And they cannot be lazy? Do you know what the AP is? :shock: :shock: :shock:
You paa!!
There is a specific definition of a "grand slam"!! In recent years people mostly silly journalist are diluting that stuff. There are 4 majors. If you win all 4 in a year you have won the grand slam.
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Postby keen observer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:12 pm

Imam Stillro Kojo Asamoah wrote:Class act indeed. It certainly gets harder as one gets older, and I think Serena appreciated this one more than most. I went through all the motions with her this Wimbledon. I watched every waking moment of all her matches. There were times when I thought "Ok Serena, isnt it time to go make babies?" But that woman is a born winner. God bless her soul. Of course, the 2 million dollars will also help "our" bank account.


See the impotent crack addict too.. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:
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Postby Don_Mayor » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:39 pm

keen observer wrote:
African wrote:
the pope wrote:Keen Observer wrote:


There is nothing called a "grand slam title"..Lazy journalist are making some of you look silly everyday.


Nonsense!! :lol:


Absolute Nonsense. This article was from the

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KO is going insane.


And they cannot be lazy? Do you know what the AP is? :shock: :shock: :shock:
You paa!!
There is a specific definition of a "grand slam"!! In recent years people mostly silly journalist are diluting that stuff. There are 4 majors. If you win all 4 in a year you have won the grand slam.



and if one wins any of the four titles, they say he/she just won a grand slam TITLE. Do you get it?
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Postby keen observer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:41 pm

Don_Mayor wrote:
keen observer wrote:
African wrote:
the pope wrote:Keen Observer wrote:


There is nothing called a "grand slam title"..Lazy journalist are making some of you look silly everyday.


Nonsense!! :lol:


Absolute Nonsense. This article was from the

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KO is going insane.


And they cannot be lazy? Do you know what the AP is? :shock: :shock: :shock:
You paa!!
There is a specific definition of a "grand slam"!! In recent years people mostly silly journalist are diluting that stuff. There are 4 majors. If you win all 4 in a year you have won the grand slam.



and if one wins any of the four titles, they say he/she just won a grand slam TITLE. Do you get it?


No it is something that was recently introduced by lazy, ignorant journalist.
If you win one of those you have won a major!! You can't win a grand slam title when u win a major. got it?
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Postby Doctor No » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:19 pm

Serena's ancestry is traceable to Nigeria. :D
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Postby coca-colonisation » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:22 pm

Doctor No wrote:Serena's ancestry is traceable to Nigeria. :D


how so?
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Postby Imam Stillro Kojo Asamoah » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:28 pm

Don_Mayor wrote:
keen observer wrote:
African wrote:
the pope wrote:Keen Observer wrote:


There is nothing called a "grand slam title"..Lazy journalist are making some of you look silly everyday.


Nonsense!! :lol:


Absolute Nonsense. This article was from the

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KO is going insane.


And they cannot be lazy? Do you know what the AP is? :shock: :shock: :shock:
You paa!!
There is a specific definition of a "grand slam"!! In recent years people mostly silly journalist are diluting that stuff. There are 4 majors. If you win all 4 in a year you have won the grand slam.



and if one wins any of the four titles, they say he/she just won a grand slam TITLE. Do you get it?
No he doesn't. He is a certifiably certified lunatic. The ravages of all those eons of cheap hashish and angel dust.
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