A smell of barbecue, sun, deck chairs and strawberries, was there a cooler place than King’s Cross big screen to watch Serena Williams once more make history? A glass of white wine for me (of course I’m French!), and the game started.
Venus, Beyoncé and Jay Z in her player’s box. Ellen Degeneres, Vera Wang and Uzo Aduba they were all at the match as well cheering on the champion to make that final a record. So much pressure on Serena Williams, a pressure under which she had already yielded 3 finals before. In the US Open, Australian Open and French Open.
But here in London, it was different, through an intense and amazing game, tennis queen Serena Williams won her 7th Wimbledon championship against the German Angelique Kerber. Thereby, she matched Steffi Graf’s Open-era record for Grand Slam singles titles, gaining her 22nd with a 7-5, 6-3 victory.
Even more incredible, a few hours after capturing her singles title, the world No. 1 took to Centre Court again, capturing a sixth Wimbledon doubles title with her bigger sister, Venus. At 34-year-old, she is still the world best player and does not intend to stop there. Next step the Olympic Games in Rio.