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Wimbledon 2012: Serena Williams Captures Fifth Wimbledon Title

During and immediately after the first set, it looked like Serena Williams was going to cruise to a fifth Wimbledon title.

Agnieszka Radwanska, however, had other ideas.

Williams won the first set with ease, defeating Radwanska 6-1. It looked like it was more of the same old, same old for the former world's No. 1 player.

Radwanska, though, battled back in the second set. Leading 6-5, Radwanska actually broke Williams' serve to capture the second set, 7-5 -- something that is no small task.

At the end of the day, though, as usual, it was just too much Serena Williams for Radwanska. Williams broke Radwanska to go up 5-2 in the third set, giving Williams an opportunity to serve for the Wimbledon title.

As you can imagine, Williams did not let that opportunity go to waste, as she won the game, the match and her fifth Wimbledon title.

The win gives Williams her fifth Wimbledon title, and her first since 2010. Williams has also won the Australian Open five times. It is her 14th Grand Slam title, as she has also won the French Open once, and the U.S. Open three times.

We'll see later this summer if Williams can make a run at her fourth U.S. Open title, but for now, she'll gladly bask in the glory of her fifth Wimbledon championship.

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