Twitter reacts to Serena's 6th Wimbledon, 21st Grand Slam title
Serena Williams beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the ladies' singles final at Wimbledon on Saturday to win a sixth title at The All England Club and her 21st Grand Slam title overall. Understandably, the win elicited congratulations from several sportspersons and public personalities.tennis Updated: Jul 12, 2015 14:54 IST
Serena Williams beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the ladies' singles final at Wimbledon on Saturday to win a sixth title at The All England Club and her 21st Grand Slam title overall.
With the win, Williams completed a second 'Serena Slam', which is the feat of holding all four Grand Slams at the same time. She first accomplished the feat in 2002.
Williams also moves a step closer to completing the coveted calendar Grand Slam -- winning all four Grand Slams in the same season. She needs to win the US Open later this year to become the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1988 to complete the calendar slam.
Understandably, the win elicited congratulations from several sportspersons and public personalities.
Williams' older sister, Venus, was among the first to compliment her on the win.
Former US open champion and three-time Wimbledon finalist, Andy Roddick, who interviewed Williams for the BBC after the final, voiced his thoughts on the magnitude of Williams' win.
If @serenawilliams didn't just lock up every major sports award for the year, I quit trying to understand the process.— andyroddick (@andyroddick) July 11, 2015
2013 ladies' singles champion Marion Bartoli also joined in, congratulating runner-up Muguruza on her performance as well.
Carla Suarez Navarro, Spanish tennis player and Muguruza's occasional doubles partner, had this to say.
Last year's champion Petra Kvitova said this.
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant congratulated his fellow American.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King commended both Williams and Muguruza.
Former Australian tennis player and 1987 Wimbledon men's singles champion Pat Cash called Williams one of the 'greatest players' ever.
JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, made it clear whom she was supporting.
But even she admitted just how good Muguruza was.
Muguruza is unbelievable. 21 years old! #Wimbledon2015— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
In the end, though, Williams was too good.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
#SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
Rowling even won Twitter on Saturday by taking down a troll who commented on Williams' physique.
Finally, here's what the woman of the moment, Williams herself, and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou had to say about the win.
First Published: Jul 12, 2015 00:58 IST