Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon title after beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on Saturday, CNN reports.
It was the 30-year-old American’s 14th grand slam crown and her first since winning at the All England Club in 2010, but Poland’s Radwanska made her fight every inch of the way.
Suffering from a respiratory problem and trailing after a one-sided first set, Radwanska recovered from a break down in the second to give Williams a real Centre Court scare.
After leveling at one set all, Radwanska took a 2-1 lead in the decider before Williams romped to victory with a run of five straight games …
A visibly emotional Williams showed how much victory meant to her in her post-match interview.
“I can’t describe it. I almost didn’t make it a few years ago. I was in hospital and I thought I’d never be here again, so this makes it so worth it,” she said.
“It’s all the sweeter. I was so down but you never give up. You have to continue,” she added.
Congratulations, Serena! Thanks for not giving up.
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