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    Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams wins title to complete 'Serena Slam'

    July 12, 2015

    Wimbledon, England (CNN)Last year at Wimbledon after exiting to Alize Cornet in the third round, Serena Williams declared: "I know I can do better." On Saturday at the All England Club came the exclamation point to her turnaround.

    Williams defeated promising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 in southwest London to complete the "Serena Slam" -- winning four straight majors -- for the second time and is now well on the way to making more history at the season's final grand slam, CNN reported.

    "I honestly wouldn't have thought last year after winning the U.S. Open I would win the Serena Slam at all," Williams, emulating her feat of 2002-2003, told reporters. "It's super exciting."

    If the American triumphs at the U.S. Open -- and the odds might be stacked in her favor given the 33-year-old is the three-time defending champion -- she would become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to complete the calendar-year grand slam.

    A victory would, too, draw the world No. 1 level with Graf on an Open Era leading 22 majors.

    The 21-year-old Muguruza, appearing in her first grand slam final, wept in her chair afterward but shouldn't feel disheartened. It's not very often that Williams loses grand slam finals: She improved to 21-4, last tasting defeat at the 2011 U.S. Open against Samantha Stosur.

    Muguruza didn't go away tamely, either, making matters interesting after trailing 5-1 in the second. The 20th seed won plenty of new fans with her performance at tennis' grandest arena.

    The 21-year-old Muguruza, appearing in her first grand slam final, wept in her chair afterward but shouldn't feel disheartened. It's not very often that Williams loses grand slam finals: She improved to 21-4, last tasting defeat at the 2011 U.S. Open against Samantha Stosur.

    Muguruza didn't go away tamely, either, making matters interesting after trailing 5-1 in the second. The 20th seed won plenty of new fans with her performance at tennis' grandest arena.

    "I don't feel disappointment but you never know how many chances you're going to have to play a final in a grand slam," Muguruza, who will move inside the world's top 10, told reporters. "But if you have to choose who to win or who to lose to, I would choose Serena."

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