WTA women’s singles title Serena Williams wins third Wimbledon title as her compatriot Andy Murray wins second
Serena and Andy have been named the two men to win the third Grand Slam title in succession in Wimbledon, as the US Open doubles winner wins her second Wimbledon crown in four years.
Serena Williams (USA) beat Andy Murray (GBR) 5-4 7-7 (7) in the third round to reach the third title of her career, a record for a woman in the women’s game.
Murray, who beat Martina Navratilova 6-4 6-3 7-6 6-2 in the quarter-finals, will face fellow Briton David Ferrer (USA).
Ferrer had lost the opening set 6-6 (5) 6-5 7-5 6-7 6-1 6-0.
The US Open is now just five months old and Williams’ victory was a milestone in the first year the women have been able to compete in the top 10 of the rankings.
Williams was playing for the first time in the Open since 2010, and she will face the first US Open-winning player since Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2016.
In the first two games of the quarterfinals, Williams won the opening pair of sets 6-8 (6) 6 – 6 (5), before being beaten 6-11 (6), 6-10 (7), 6 – 5.
In game three, Williams went up 6-9 (5).
She was not as strong in the second set, when she lost 6-13 (6).
Williams was looking to break a tie for the most titles in the USOpen history, but Murray’s first win at Wimbledon in more than a decade, won 6-14 (6)…
Murray’s third win of the season gave him a record of four in a row, including three consecutive Grand Slam titles.
In total, the two have won more than 70 titles in total, and are the only women to have been to three titles at Wimsey in a year.
Murray has won nine Grand Slams in a career, while Williams has won seven.
Both are still a long way off winning the title, but Williams has already done so, and Murray will look to extend his record to eight titles when he faces the defending champion Novak Djokovic at the start of the US Championship on Sunday.