Serena Williams defeated Agnieszka Radwańska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win her fifth Wimbledon title. She dropped to her back on the court, later climbed to the stands hugged her mom, dad and sister Venus. Williams sister also won their double title by defeating number one seeded player Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4.
Both sisters have battled health issues over the last two years, with Venus having been diagnosed with an energy-sapping illness and Serena overcoming blood clots in her lungs and two operations after cutting her feet on glass in 2010.
Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan to Richard Williams and Oracene Price. Serena is of African-American heritage and youngest amongst Price’s five daughters. Venus is full sister, Yetunde, Lyndrea and Isha Price are half sisters.
Richard stopped sending his daughters to national junior tennis tournaments when Williams was 10, since he wanted them to take it slow and focus on school work. Another motivation was racial, as he had allegedly heard parents of white players talk about the Williams sisters in a derogatory manner during tournaments.