Serena earns 22nd major title


Serena Williams of The United States holds the trophy following victory in 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 Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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LONDON — Serena Williams has equaled Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final.

It is the seventh championship at the All England Club for the world’s top-ranked player, and second straight.

Williams earned her only break of Kerber’s serve in the first set to close out the set. Williams faced just one break point the entire match and saved it at 3-all in the second set.

Williams victory avenges a loss to Kerber in the Australian Open final earlier this year.

Williams will have another title match today, teaming with sister Venus in the doubles final against Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova

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