LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 11: Serena Williams of United States celebrates with the trophy after winning the Final of the Ladies Singles against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during the day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Williams, the most dominant woman in tennis added another title to her career collection on Saturday. In doing so, Williams matched a career milestone only one other woman in the history of the game has achieved in the open-era.

Williams arrived at Wimbledon the top-ranked woman in the tennis world, so her winning the tournament was hardly a shock. Williams took care of business against Angelique Kerber (7-5, 6-3). In fact, this should have been expected. She has done this six times before and on Saturday she won at Wimbledon for the seventh time of her decorative career. Though coming up short of a Grand Slam victory her last two times out, once against Kerber at the Australian Open, Williams was able to pull through and hold off Kerber. The Grand Slam victory is the 22nd for Williams, which ties the legendary Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam titles in a career in the open era.

The pressure to reach the record was not one that escaped Williams. She admitted after the match she could not help but think about tying the record.

“I was difficult not to think about it,” Williams said. “Knowing how hard I worked, it makes the victory sweeter.

Graf’s record of 22 slams was set between 1987 and 1999, reaching 31 grand slam finals along the way. Williams, 34, is matching Graf’s record a few years later than Graf set it before stepping into retirement, but that should not take away from what has been a dominant career Williams has had. Williams will now begin another chase for the record books. The all-time grand slam record of 24 is officially held by Australian tennis legend Margaret Court, who was in the stands to witness Williams’ latest Wimbledon victory (Beyonce was also in attendance).

Oh yeah, and it is also worth noting Williams will be looking for another Wimbledon title later today when she continues her pursuit in a doubles match with her sister, Venus.

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