Wimbledon: Serena Williams won her 7th title; Potapova wins girls singles title

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Updated: July 10, 2016 2:28 AM

It was third time lucky for American Serena Williams as she finally matched Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles by beating Angelique Kerber to claim a seventh Wimbledon crown on Saturday.

It was third time lucky for American Serena Williams as she finally matched Steffi Graf’s professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles by beating Angelique Kerber to claim a seventh Wimbledon crown on Saturday. Top seed Williams was forced to play some of her best tennis by resolute Kerber in an engrossing Centre Court duel and her formidable firepower proved decisive in a 7-5 6-3 over her German opponent.

The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

Anastasia Potapova of Russia won the girls singles title at Wimbledon by beating Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3 on No. 1 Court.

Potapova had only four winners in the match, compared to her opponent’s 21. But Yastremska finished the match with 42 unforced errors, 11 more than Potapova.

3:36 p.m.

Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title and 22nd major overall by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 on Centre Court.

The top-seeded Williams won her first Grand Slam title since Wimbledon last year. Since then, she lost in the U.S. Open semifinals and in the final of the Australian and French Opens.

Kerber, who beat Williams in the Australian Open final, was playing for her second major title.

3:11 p.m.

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on serve at the first changeover of the second set in the women’s final at Wimbledon.

Williams, who won the first set 7-5, served first and leads 2-1.

3:01 p.m.

Serena Williams has won the first set of the Wimbledon final against Angelique Kerber.

Williams broke Kerber in the final game to win the set 7-5.

2:47 p.m.

Beyonce and Jay Z are at the Wimbledon final, sitting in Serena Williams’ box on Centre Court for her match against Angelique Kerber.

The top-ranked Williams appeared in Beyonce’s video album ”Lemonade” this year.

Williams’ appearance came on the song ”Sorry,” which features Beyonce showing her man the stupidity of his cheating ways.

Williams is trying to win her 22nd major title, and seventh at Wimbledon.

2:41 p.m.

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are still on serve in the women’s final at Wimbledon.

Williams leads 4-3.

2:26 p.m.

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on serve at the first changeover of the women’s final at Wimbledon.

Because Williams served first, she leads 2-1.

2:14 p.m.

The women’s final at Wimbledon has started with defending champion Serena Williams serving first to Angelique Kerber.

Williams is trying to win her 22nd major title, while Kerber is going for her second.

2:05 p.m.

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on court warming up for the Wimbledon final.

Williams is trying to win her 22nd major title, while Kerber is going for her second.

12:50 p.m.

The Duke of Kent will present the trophies after the women’s final at Wimbledon.

The duke, who is also the president of the All England Club, will be accompanied by club chairman Philip Brook and Lawn Tennis Association president Cathie Sabin.

Serena Williams will play Angelique Kerber in the women’s final on Centre Court.

12:30 p.m.

Serena Williams will once again attempt to win her 22nd major title on Saturday.

Williams will face Angelique Kerber of Germany in the Wimbledon final on Centre Court, looking to match Steffi Graf’s Open era record.

Kerber beat Williams in the Australian Open final for her first Grand Slam title. Williams also reached the final at the French Open, but lost to Garbine Muguruza.

Serena and Venus Williams will also play in the women’s doubles final on Saturday. The American sisters will face fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

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