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Serena Williams wins 5th Wimbledon title, her 14th major championship

Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland hits a forehand return during her Ladies’ Singles final match against Serena Williams of the USA on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Serena Williams takes a shot in her Wimbledon final, July 7, 2012.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska reacts during her WImbledon final match against Serena Williams, July 7, 2012.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Serena WIlliams serves during her Wimbledon final, July 7, 2012.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska during her Wimbledon final match against Serena Williams, July 7, 2012.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Spectators shield from the rain showers on Centre Court during the Ladies’ Singles final match between Serena Williams of the USA and Agnieszka Radwanska of Polandon day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
US player Serena WIlliams and her opponent, Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, pose for a photo, July 7, 2012.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Serena Williams of the USA celebrates match point during her Ladies’ Singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Serena Williams of the USA serves the ball during her Ladies’ Singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England.
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Serena WIlliams reacts to her Wimbledon victory, July 7, 2012.
Serena Williams of the USA hits a forehand return during her Ladies’ Singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England.
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Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon title Saturday by beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. It's her 14th major championship.

Williams had little trouble at the start on Centre Court, using her hard serve and powerful groundstrokes to win the first five games and run Radwanska all over the grass.

Radwanska, who was playing in her first Grand Slam final, has been ill with a respiratory problem, making it difficult for her to speak. In the second set and already down a break, the third-seeded Radwanska was coughing and blowing her nose during a changeover.

But she broke Williams in the next game to even the score at 4-4, and then broke again to win the second set.

Williams responded in the third set, breaking twice and serving out to win another major title.