A huge congrats to Serena Williams! The tennis star just won Wimbledon and a whole lot more. When the 34-year-old champion beat out Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Ladies Singles final earlier today, she earned her record-tying 22nd grand slam title. Williams is now tied with tennis legend Steffi Graf for the previously undisputed Open Era record.
Williams came close to the historic achievement earlier this year in before she was defeated by Kerber at the Australian Open in January. Before the loss, Williams had won her last eight grand slam finals.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Serena Williams of The United States celebrates victory following The Ladies Singles Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet
The veteran athlete didn't let the loss get the best of her and instead continued to give her all to the game. After her historic win today, marking her seventh singles title at Wimbledon, Williams told reporters, "It makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I worked for it," according to USA Today.
The record-breaking star honored her achievement with a beautiful Instagram post. In the photo, Williams is sprawled out across the court taking in her sweet success. The caption reads, "22, Grand, Slam, Titles" with each word on a separate line, underscoring the greatness of the moment.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi attend the women's final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon on July 09, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Several stars were in attendance at the Wimbledon final, including Beyoncé and Jay Z (who shared the player box with Williams' sister Venus), Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, and Maisie Williams. After the win, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Uzo Aduba to Kim Kardashian West instantly took to Twitter to celebrate Williams' triumph and congratulate her on momentous accomplishment.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Jay Z and Beyonce watch on as Serena Williams of The United States and Angelique Kerber of Germany play in the Ladies Singles Final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis a
#Serena 🙏🏾 I bow down. And am simultaneously uplifted.— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) July 9, 2016
Serena!!! 🎾🏆👑 pic.twitter.com/W3bo5yUyhe— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) July 9, 2016
Man I'm crying. @serenawilliams just put a small bandaid on my heart! Thank you!!!! Thank you my beautiful friend!— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 9, 2016
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YES SERENA YES— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) July 9, 2016