July 4, 2009

Serena Williams: 2009 Wimbledon Champion

2009 Wimbledon Match Notes:

In the final, Serena had 12 aces, 25 winners and 12 unforced errors, compared to two aces, 14 winners and 18 unforced mistakes for Venus.
Serena won 94% of her 1st serves and 71% of her 2nd serves.

Serena served 72 aces on her way to the title, a Wimbledon record.

Serena made history as the first woman to regain the Wimbledon crown after a six-year separation from her last title (2003).

Serena is the first player in women's tennis history to save match point (on three different occasions) en route to a Grand Slam singles title. She saved a match point in the semifinal against Elena Dementieva, the longest women's semifinal at Wimbledon in the Open era. She also saved match points at the 2003 Australian Open (against Kim Clijsters) and the 2005 Australian Open (against Maria Sharapova).

Serena now has an 11-10 edge overall and is 6-2 in Grand Slam finals against her sister.

She currently holds three of the last four major titles - the U.S. Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Serena became the second player in the Open era to win the Wimbledon women's title after overcoming a match point, having done so in the semifinals on Thursday against Elena Dementieva. The only other player to do it was Venus, who saved a match point in the 2005 final against Lindsay Davenport.

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