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Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon singles title (And 14th Major title)
Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/07/2012 | Diane Pucin

Posted on 07/07/2012 10:59:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Serena Williams, who had already eliminated defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and second-seeded Victoria Azarenka, who had won this season's first major title at the Australian Open, took down third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday to win her fifth Wimbledon title and her career 14th major championship.

Williams, who had last won a Grand Slam title here two years ago, first overpowered and then outlasted the 23-year-old Radwanska, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Radwanska was playing in her first Grand Slam final.

Shortly after Williams, 30, dominated the 2010 Wimbledon championships, she had a foot injury that required surgery and then a pulmonary embolism that combined to keep her away from tennis for almost a year.

She made her return to majors tennis here a year ago but was upset in the fourth round. Williams suffered an unexpectedly decisive loss in the finals of the 2011 U.S. Open to Samantha Stosur, then lost in the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open and in the first round of the French Open last May.

But Williams, seeded sixth, overpowered the field here. In the second game of the second set against the Radwanska, Williams set a new Wimbledon women's record with her 90th ace and that stellar serving kept all her opponents off balance.

Williams got better as the tournament progressed. She survived 25th-seeded Jie Zheng of China by winning 6-7 (5), 6-2, 9-7 in the third round and she needed all three sets to win her fourth-round match against Yaroslava Shvedova, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

"I can't even describe it. I almost didn't make it," Williams said. "A few years ago, you know, I was in the hospital, and now I'm here again. It's so worth it, and I'm so happy."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: serenawilliams; tennis; wimbledon

1 posted on 07/07/2012 10:59:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yuck.


2 posted on 07/07/2012 11:05:12 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

With all due respect, that Polish chick she played today was pretty awful.


3 posted on 07/07/2012 11:05:31 AM PDT by library user
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To: SeekAndFind

Congrats to a fellow S. Floridian! I think it is pretty impressive, given the medical issues she has overcome.


4 posted on 07/07/2012 11:07:11 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: SeekAndFind

Welcome back and congratulations Serena!


5 posted on 07/07/2012 11:08:22 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Magic Fingers
Yuck.

I beg to differ. Some of us (probably most of us) like our women sweaty and athletic.

6 posted on 07/07/2012 11:08:47 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

And tacky, classless, boorish and rude?


7 posted on 07/07/2012 11:12:26 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Mmogamer
"And tacky, classless, boorish and rude?"

That's the only thing my ex wife and I had in common :>)

9 posted on 07/07/2012 11:19:18 AM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: Edward Teach

That’s a man, baby!


10 posted on 07/07/2012 11:20:55 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: SeekAndFind

We need more black women and men like her...winners, and not just in athletics, to break the loser dependent mentality that too many blacks currently have.


11 posted on 07/07/2012 11:42:04 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think it’s fair for her to play against women.


12 posted on 07/07/2012 11:57:10 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: library user

“I beg to differ. Some of us (probably most of us) like our women sweaty and athletic.”

Gays think there are far more gays then there actually are.


13 posted on 07/07/2012 11:59:32 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: library user

“I beg to differ. Some of us (probably most of us) like our women sweaty and athletic.”

To each his own. See posts 7, 8, & 10.


14 posted on 07/07/2012 11:59:32 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Born to Conserve

“Gays think there are far more gays then there actually are.”

Classic.


15 posted on 07/07/2012 12:02:18 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Amazingly, she doesn’t really appear to be all that fit.


16 posted on 07/07/2012 12:13:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t like her but I’d have to congratulate her. She’s done well.


18 posted on 07/07/2012 12:17:18 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for you, Serena!

You’ve got grit, drive and determination...

Ed


19 posted on 07/07/2012 12:54:39 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: Edward Teach

Isn’t this the player who threatened to kill, or hurt, a line ref. (or some official anyway), during a match at a tournament a couple of years ago?


20 posted on 07/07/2012 1:08:02 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Mmogamer

She has man arms......the steroids kicked in pretty hard.
Sorry, I like my lady to be,well,lady like.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 2:00:50 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: library user

That Polish chick is a very good player.

That Polish chick was suffering this week from a respiritory infection that caused her breathing problems, had her in tears during the game, and was so severe that on Friday rumours abounded that she was have to forfeit her place in the final to her defeated s-f opponent.

That Polish chick showed great bravery to play, let alone win a set.


22 posted on 07/08/2012 4:50:28 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: bobby.223

and then she does the CRIP DANCE ( ie, the CRIP gang)when she wins???

You just can’t take the ghetto out of the girl...shameful.

Well, I guess I just don’t get that this the “culture”..and you wonder why Chicago has the murder rate it does.


23 posted on 08/05/2012 8:42:33 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: caver

Although I don’t like her either and don’t think she is a good role model..I do respect her playing ability and drive.


24 posted on 08/05/2012 8:43:46 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

She won a gold too!


25 posted on 08/05/2012 9:15:22 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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