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There was simply no match today. Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

She captured her 4th Wimbldon title, her 13th Grand Slam overall, one more than tennis legend Billie Jean King.

Congrats to Serena who is the only consistent female player in the majors.

List of Serena Williams singles Grand Slam titles:
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Women’s semifinals looked like first rounds, the final like a fourth round. Serena Williams is obviously the HUGE favorite to retain her title. Williams has a 5-1 head-to-head record against Zvonareva and is definitely favorite to win the final. However, Zvonareva already has a victory over Williams at Wimbledon 2010 – together with compatriot Elena Vesnina she beat defending champions Serena and sister Venus in the women’s doubles quarterfinals.

Serena’s path to the final:

Round Opponent Score
R1 Michelle Larcher de Brito 6–2, 6–2, 6-2
R2 Anna Chavektadze 6–0, 7-5
R3 Dominika Cibulkova 6-0, 7-5
R4 Maria Sharapova 7-6(9), 6–4
QF Na Li 7-5, 6-3
SF Petra Kvitova 7-6(5), 6-2

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Wimbledon Centre Court

Men’s Wimbledon tennis statistics:

Open era records (since 1968):
Most titles, singles: Pete Sampras, 7 (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) and Roger Federer, 5 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)
Most titles in a row, singles: Bjorn Borg, 5 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980) and Roger Federer, 5 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Most titles, doubles: Todd Woodbridge, 9 (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000 (with Mark Woodforde), 2002, 2003, 2004 (with Jonas Björkman))
Most titles, mixed doubles: Owen Davidson, 3 (1971, 1973, 1974 (with Billie Jean King))
Most titles, all events: Todd Woodbridge, 9
Youngest winner, singles: Boris Becker, 17
Longest men’s final by time: Rafael Nadal d Roger Federer, 2008, 4 hours and 48 mins
Longest men’s final by games: Roger Federer d Andy Roddick, 2009, 77 games
Longest men’s match by time: John Isner d Nicolas Mahut, 2010, 11 hours and 5 mins
Longest men’s match by games: John Isner d Nicolas Mahut, 2010, 183 games

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Once again, future number 2 Novak Djokovic missed a big opportunity to qualify for a Grand Slam final. Like in Roland Garros, he benefited from an easy draw, but disappointed in the last rounds of the tournament. Berdych was simply better in every area of the game, and won in straight sets 6-3 7-6 6-3.

We always knew he was talented but so inconsistent. It seems that everything changed this year: he stunned Roger Federer in Miami and lost the final to Andy Roddick. He also reached Roland Garros semifinals last month after wins over John Isner, Andy Murray and Mikhail Youznhy.
It will be Tomas first Grand Slam final who became the first Czech player to reach the men’s final at the All England Club since Ivan Lendl in 1987, who was defeated by Pat Cash. The only Czech to win the men’s title was Jan Kodes in 1973.
Berdych’s opponent in final is Rafael Nadal, who also qualified in straight sets 6-4 7-6-4 over Brit hero Andy Murray.
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