Serena Beats Venus To Win 2009 Wimbledon Title
Serena Williams won the 2009 Wimbledon women’s singles final Saturday, beating older sister Venus Williams 7-6, 6-2.
“She was too good,” Venus said afterward. “She had an answer for everything and she played the best tennis today. So, congratulations.”
It was Serena’s third Wimbledon title — beating her sister in the final all three times — and 11th Grand Slam title. It was also the eighth time in the last 10 years that a Williams sister has won Wimbledon and the eighth Williams vs. Williams Grand Slam final.
In the first set, the sisters alternated winning service games, and Serena taking the tiebreak to win the set. They alternated winning their service games at the start of the second set as well, but when Serena finally got a break point in the sixth game of the second set, Venus double faulted and Serena led the set, 4-2.
From there it was clear that Serena was going to win the match. Serena held serve to go up 5-2, and won a lengthy, hard-fought final game to take the championship.
“It feels so amazing,” Serena said of beating the big sister who had won the last two Wimbledon singles finals. “It hasn’t settled in that I won yet.”