Serenity Now: Williams Captures Fifth Wimbledon Title

Serena Williams will play in the women's Wimbledon final Saturday with the opportunity to make a little history.

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Wimbledon 2012 Scores: Serena, Venus Williams Win Women's Doubles Title

Serena Williams had a pretty great Saturday, all things considered. First, she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska in the ladies' singles final to capture her fifth career title at Wimbledon, but her day wasn't quite over. For an encore, she and her sister, Venus Williams, captured the ladies' doubles title by defeating the Czech team of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.

The Williams sisters captured their fifth Wimbledon doubles title by defeating Hlavackova and Hradecka in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4. Venus, who has five Wimbledon singles titles of her own, was upset and bounced out in the first round of the 2012 Championships singles tournament.

It would seem that Serena has fully recovered from her embarrassing turn at the 2012 French Open, as she was bounced out in the opening round of a Grand Slam event for the first time in her career.

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Wimbledon Women's Final Scores And Results: Serena Williams Overcomes Health Issues For 14th Grand Slam Singles Title

Serena Williams used powerful serves and big winners to beat Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets to capture the Wimbledon singles championship Saturday (she'll team with sister Venus to try for the doubles championship later in the evening), and reflected on the long road it took to win her 14th Grand Slam singles title, and first since she won at the All-England Club in 2010. From the Sports Illustrated story on her win:

"I can't even describe it. I almost didn't make it," Williams said. "A few years ago, you know, I was in the hospital, and now I'm here again. It's so worth it, and I'm so happy."

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Shortly after winning [in 2010], Williams cut her feet on glass at a restaurant, leading to a series of health problems, including being hospitalized for clots in her lungs.

"I never dreamt of being here again, being so down," Williams said. "Never give up. You can continue."

It was quite the turn of events since just a month ago, she was bounced from the French Open in the first round, the first time that happened at a major since she just started on tour as a teenager. Now, she has to be viewed as among the favorites in the Olympics later this month — which also happen to be held at the All-England club.

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Serena Williams Wins 5th Wimbledon Title In 3 Sets

Serena Williams battled back in the third set against Poland's Agnieska Radwanska to capture her fifth Wimbledon Championship on Saturday by a final of 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

Williams dominated the first set, but after a short rain delay, Radwanska shifted her focus and battled through the second set to put the pressure on the American.

Serena quickly rallied to turn the tides, however, and was able to pull past Radwanska during the third set. Radwanska had been playing steadily and forcing Williams to make mistakes, but the American's emotions settled as she began picking up points with her power shots as she did earlier in the match. Radwanska eventually gave way, finishing as the 2012 Wimbledon runner up.

Williams now has 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the same number as Pete Sampras.

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Women's Wimbledon Final: Agnieszka Radwanska Wins Second Set, 7-5

Serena Williams took the first set from Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-1, and looked as if she'd steam roll through the competition for her fifth Wimbledon title. Radwankska collected herself after a short rain delay, however, and took the early lead against Williams after taking the first game of the second set.

Radwanska gained some confidence in the second set as she went shot for shot with Williams and pushed it to a necessary seventh game for Williams. Radwanska began answering Williams' power shots and serves with some finesse shots and even set up Williams with some serves of her own. Radwanska was able to battle and take the second set, 7-5.

The rain delay seemed to help Radwanska reset her game and strategy, and she was able to nearly equal Serena in unanswered service points.

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Wimbledon Women's Final: Serena Williams Wins First Set

American Serena Williams powered through the first set against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-1, as the 2012 Wimbledon women's singles final got underway Saturday at the All England Club. Williams' serve and power shots looked to be too much for Radwanska to handle as Williams surrendered just a game during the set.

Williams had three aces and won 87 percent (13-15) on her first serve. Radwanska made two aces and won 52 percent (13-25) on her first serve.

If Williams wins, this will be her fifth Wimbledon singles title in her career. Radwankska got a bit of a break to collect herself as play was suspended for a short while between the games due to the rain. It's going to take a big rally and some strategy for Radwanska to deal with the power of Williams.

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Wimbledon Women's Final: Serena Williams Aims For More History

Serena Williams will play in the women's Wimbledon final Saturday with the opportunity to make a little history.

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Women's Wimbledon Final TV Schedule For Saturday

The women's final at 2012 Wimbledon arrives Saturday after a fortnight of action at the All England Club and sees American Serena Williams facing Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska. The sixth-seeded Williams was able to surge through the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds and showed off a fearsome serve in her most recent match.

No. 3 Radwanska cruised through her first major tournament semifinal with a straight set victory over Angelique Kerber. Radwanska doesn't have the best head-to-head record against Serena Williams at 0-2. The two last met in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2008 with Williams winning in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0. However, Radwanska is playing some of the best tennis of her life.

Saturday's television coverage will begin at 9 a.m. EDT on ESPN on Centre Court. Users can also watch the action online at WatchESPN.com and on Wimbledon.com.

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