WIMBLEDON, July 7: Serena Williams is back, and she looks almost as good as ever. The 30-year-old American won her fifth Wimbledon title on Saturday, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to claim her 14th major championship.

Williams is the first woman in her 30s to win a Wimbledon title since Martina Navratilova, who won at the All England Club in 1990 when she was 33.

After hitting a backhand winner on match point, Serena fell onto her back to the grass. She then rose with a grin as big sister Venus — another five-time Wimbledon champion — smiled and applauded, along with the rest of the crowd.

“I can’t even describe it. I almost didn’t make it,” said Williams, who has battled health issues since winning the 2010 Wimbledon title. “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.”

In the men’s final on Sunday, six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will face British hope Andy Murray. The fourth-seeded Murray is trying to become the first British man to win the title at the All England Club since Fred Perry in 1936.—Agencies

Updated Jul 08, 2012 03:22am

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