Serena Williams wins 2012 Wimbledon women’s finals, beats Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2By Angel Cuala on Jul 8, 2012 in Europe, Sports, Tennis •
American tennis player Serena Williams won the 2012 Wimbledon women’s finals on Saturday, July 07, 2012, after beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the Centre Court, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 for her 14th Grand Slam title and fifth Wimbledon title.
Serena Williams, showing her 5th Venus Rose-
water Dish, after beating Agnieszka Radwansk
to win the 2012 Wimbledon women’s finals
Image Credit: Getty Images
As featured by BBC Sports that day, Serena Williams beat third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, who was playing in her first Grand Slam final. The latter has been enduring a respiratory problem, which makes her difficult to speak, with the match shortly delayed after the first set due to rain, since the roof of the venue is open.
Williams, who opened the 126th Wimbledon women’s final, won the first set, 6-1 in 36 minutes, while Radwanska recovered in the second set and won (7-5), but was seen coughing and blowing her nose during a changeover. Serena responded well in the third set and eventually won.
“I can’t even describe it. I almost didn’t make it a few years ago. I was in hospital but now I’m here again and it was so worth it. I’m so happy. Just never give up, you can continue.” Serena Williams was quoted in the report, after winning the tournament.
“Thank you, guys in the box today, daddy, mum – I can’t name everyone one but thank you from the bottom of my heart.” The 30-year old tennis player added, whose older sister, Venus, was eliminated from the 2012 Wimbledon after losing to Elen Vesnina in the first round.
Serena Williams, who withdrew from the 2012 Brisbane International tournament in Australia last January due to an ankle injury during her match against Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, is the first female tennis player in her 30s to win a Wimbledon title since Martina Navratilova won in 1990 at the age of 33.
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