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Serena Slam: Williams Smashes Her Way to Another Wimbledon Title

A sixth Wimbledon victory completed a second so-called "Serena Slam" for the American star, and positioned her for tennis history.
Image: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates with the Venus Rosewater Dish
Serena Williams of the United States celebrates with the Venus Rosewater Dish after her victory in the Final Of The Ladies' Singles against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Julian Finney / Getty Images

Serena Williams slugged her way to a sixth Wimbledon singles title Saturday morning, completing her second so-called “Serena Slam” and positioning herself for tennis history.

The 33-year-old American defeated Garbine Muguruza of Spain, 6-4, 6-4, to win her fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament, beginning with last year’s U.S. Open and including this year’s Australian and French open titles. She accomplished a similar sweep in 2002-2003.

Serena Williams celebrates after winning the women's singles final at Wimbledon,in London on July 11.Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

The Wimbledon win is also Williams' 21st Grand Slam title.

She is now poised to equal some of the greatest marks in tennis six weeks from now at the U.S. Open in New York:

  • A calendar-year sweep of the major tournaments has only been accomplished three times and not since Steffi Graf did it in 1988.
  • Williams can also match Graf’s Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles.
  • A seventh title would break a tie with Chris Evert for most U.S. Open wins.

The U.S. Open begins Aug. 31 in Flushing Meadows, New York.

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