According to Reports from usatoday.com:
In her pursuit of one of the most elusive records in tennis, the third time proved the charm for Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Saturday, beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3.
With the victory, her seventh singles title at Wimbledon, Williams claimed her 22nd Grand Slam singles title, equaling the Open Era record held by Steffi Graf.
Williams had lost her previous two Grand Slam finals earlier this year, falling to Kerber at the Australian Open and Garbine Muguruza at the French Open.
The slow starts she had in those matches were nowhere to be found on Saturday, as Williams played with new found purpose and power. She did not face a break point on her serve until late in the second set.
Kerber again proved a ferocious fighter, as she had in Melbourne. With her world class counte rpunching, she routinely extended rallies, and defended her often vulnerable serve with tenacity.
Williams secured a final break in the eighth game of the second set, and then served out the victory with a forehand volley winner. Williams, who had friends Beyonce and Jay-Z watching from her player’s box, then collapsed to the court in joy.
“It makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I worked for it,” Williams said.