Wimbledon: Irrepressible Williams shines again on Centre Court
Serena Williams savoured another special day in the London sun after beating Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final and there will surely be more to come for the legendary American.
Williams overcame a shaky start to complete another 'Serena Slam', seeing off the rising star 6-4 6-4 to ensure she holds all four major titles for the second time in her stellar career.
It was not all plain sailing for the 33-year-old, as Muguruza broke in the first game in her first grand slam final and then battled back from 5-1 down in the second set to make Williams wait for her sixth Wimbledon title.
The incredible Williams has now won an astonishing 21 major tiles and if she triumphs in the US Open in August then she will complete a first calendar Grand Slam.
Williams may be in the twilight of her career, but age is proving to be no barrier for an amazing athlete who will arguably go down as the best female tennis player of all time.
She needs only one more triumph to move level with Steffi Graf's tally of 22 grand slam titles and it is hard to see her failing to achieve that feat.
Williams showed the combination of power, precision and sheer determination to win on Saturday that has allowed her to become the world number one, taking on all comers time and time again.
Muguruza revealed she dreamed of facing Williams in a Wimbledon final when she was only eight years old, so that shows how long her opponent has been an icon of the sport.
An elated Williams jumped for joy on the Centre Court grass as if it was her first grand slam title and her hunger for success is clearly as big as ever.
There appears to be no stopping her this year in her pursuit of making yet more history and it would be fitting if she was able to achieve that on home soil.
As Williams celebrated, Spaniard Muguruza was in tears after her maiden grand slam final ended in disappointment. But her time will come if she maintains the standard she has shown over the last two weeks.
Muguruza was hugely impressive when talking to the media in a press conference after her defeat and will now be dreaming of another grand slam final in the near future.
Williams commented on court in an interview after the match that the 21-year-old will soon get her hands on the Venus Rosewater Dish, but for the time being the American has it firmly in her grasp.