Williams - Hard work paid off
Wimbledon Queen revels in triumph
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Serena Williams was delighted her hard work paid off as she claimed Wimbledon title number four.
The world number one once again reigned supreme at the All England club after cruising to a 6-3 6-2 victory over Vera Zvonareva on Saturday.
The top seed and defending champion was utterly dominant throughout the tournament, dropping serve just three times en route to claiming her latest grand slam title.
With 13 majors now to her name, Williams is revelling in her SW19 triumph after putting the hours in on the practice court.
"I've been working so hard and it's always good to see your hard work pay off," she told Sky Sports News.
"It feels amazing and this is number four at Wimbledon and it's cool to see Williams on the board and it makes you feel good."
In claiming the title, Williams surpassed compatriot Billie-Jean King on the all-time list of grand slam singles champions.
And Serena revealed that King had given her words of encouragement after her success at the Australian Open earlier this year.
"In Australia she said 'you better pass me' and that really meant a lot to me," said the 28-year-old.
Serena admitted she had yet to speak to older sister Venus after moving within one Wimbledon title of her sibling's record.
She added: "I haven't had time (to speak to Venus). It's been crazy but I'm going to live in this moment and enjoy this one."