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  1. Kontinen (Fin)/ Watson (GB) through to the final after beating Marach (Aut)/ Ostapenko (Lat) 7-6 (7-1) 6-3
  2. Anastasia Potapova (Rus) beats Dayana Yastremska (Ukr) 6-4 6-3 to win girls' championship
  3. Justin Gimelstob (US) / Ross Hutchins (GB) beats Wayne Ferreira (SA) / Sebastien Grosjean (Fra) 6-3 3-6 (10-8)

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By Mike Henson and Caroline Chapman

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Heather Watson

Over on Court One, Heather Watson and Finland's Henri Kontinen are set and a break up in the semi-final of the mixed doubles.

You can watch over here.

But that is our lot for our text coverage today.

Thanks for joining us. See you tomorrow.

Serena's winning moment

This is the moment that a piece of history was written, when the greatest of this era confirmed her status as the best of the Open era as whole.

After six other Wimbledon victories, it is danger of feeling routine.

Really though it was a cast-iron 'I was there' print-the-tshirt day.

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Serena Williams' winning moment

Serena trumps the rest

Not many people are known just by their first name.

The Donald and Serena are two who pass that test.

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Way to go @serenawilliams - you are a true champion. Proud of you!

Come on Heather!

Britain's Heather Watson and partner Henri Kontinen of Finland are playing in the mixed doubles semi-finals on Court One.

The pair took the first-set tie-break against Oliver Marach and Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (7-1).

You can watch them in action here.

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Reaction from the world of tennis

🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆!!!!Good job @serenawilliams !!!!👏👏👏🔝🔝#22 💪🏼💪🏼

Roberta Vinci - who beat Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the US Open last year to end her bid for the calendar Grand Slam - sends her congratulations.

'Serena will become the greatest'

Billie Jean King

Six-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

If Serena can keep her motivation and stay healthy I think she can be the greatest ever. I think she is and will be, but she needs to do it.

'Serena's serve was the difference'

Billie Jean King

Six-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

The final was excellent. The difference was the serve. That was the difference because their groundstrokes they matched up so well.

It is the most beautiful serve ever. I remember seeing Serena when she was probably 12 or 11 and her technique was beautiful and she is such a terrific athlete.

Serena hates losing and I think that is what makes her so great.

Serena chasing 14th doubles title

Serena Williams also owns 13 women's Grand Slam doubles titles with older sister Venus - can she make it 14 when she plays in the final later today?

They take on fifth seeds Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova after the men's doubles final, which is just knocking up on court.

Kerber moves up the rankings

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon

Despite her defeat, Angelique Kerber moves back up to second in the world rankings. 

This is the 20th time the number two spot has changed hands since Serena Williams moved top of the rankings in February 2013. 

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"A great champion"

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber pay tribute to each other as the speak to Sue Barker after the match...

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Serena Williams trophy presentation

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Lindsay Davenport

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

I don't know if someone else can have longevity that Serena has had, it is 17 years since her first title.

Hugs from Ellen

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon

Look who was waiting for Serena Williams in the VIP room...

Mega famous American talkshow host Ellen Degeneres.


'A great match'

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon

Lindsay Davenport

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

Kerber blinked twice and Serena was playing at an amazingly high level to take advantage. Kerber did everything she could to stay with her.

It was a great, great straight-set match.

'The best ever'

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon

Congratulations to the best ever! Serena Williams ! Amazing achievement 💪🏻🎾

Trophy tour

Serena Williams pauses to sign programmes on her way off court before carting the spoils off behind the scenes to have her photo taken alongside an honours board riddled with the name 'Williams' one way or another over the last couple of decades.

Chairman of the All England club Philip Brook shoots the breeze for a bit before leading Serena up to a reception from the Royal Box dignitaries including Bille Jean King, Chris Evert and chat show host Ellen Degeneres.

Then it is out on the pavilion balcony to show the trophy off to the crowds below.

Mission completed

Serena Williams wins seventh Wimbledon title

Lindsay Davenport

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

This has been the goal since Serena left the tournament 12 months ago, to get to 22 and seven Wimbledon titles.

She has been a woman on a mission for two weeks. She had one iffy match against McHale and that was it.

Praise for Serena from tennis world

Congratulations @serenawilliams! #legend #22

Huge congratulations to @serenawilliams on a majestic performance to take her 7th #Wimbledon title. Just amazing! A ture champion.

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Katie Wilson: Amazing! Amazing! Serena Williams the greatest! You are so inspiring #22

Joe Wedgwood: Women's tennis desperately needs new challengers to Serena dominance. Brilliance shouldn't be boring but unfortunately, it is...

Serena to beat Court's record?

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John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

I do think it is highly likely that will happen, she has tremendous will and desire.

If you want to be the greatest of the great, that is the way you have to play.

I don't see anyone on the horizon that will mean she doesn't get at least a couple more quickly.

Margaret Court leads the way with 24 Grand Slam titles.

'I'm so excited'

Serena Williams wins seventh Wimbledon title

More from Serena Williams, on matching Steffi Graf's Grand Slam record: "It's been incredibly difficult not to think about it. It makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I worked hard for it. 

"This court definitely feels like home, I have a match later today in the doubles, so I'll be back out. I don't know what else to say, I'm so excited."

Williams' Wimbledon trophies

2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016.

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'She brings out great tennis in me'

Serena Williams wins seventh Wimbledon title

Serena Williams on BBC TV: "It's such a great feeling to be out here. First thank you to God Jehovah, I couldn't have done it without him, and my family and whole team - thank you so much. It's just been great. Angelique - I love playing her, she brings out great tennis in me and off court she's a wonderful person to be around."

Tennis stars react

Serena Williams 7-5 6-3 Kerber

Congratulations to @serenawilliams . It took longer that you expect it but you did it! #22 #grandslams

Congratulations @serenawilliams 22 and counting. GOAT!!!

Kerber congratulates Serena

Angelique Kerber on BBC TV: "First of all I would like to say congrats to Serena. You really deserve it, you are a great champion, a great person and it is always an honour to play against her.

"It is the best feeling to play here on Centre Court, you guys are amazing.

"It is an honour to play here on this court and I would like to say thank you to my box, you are amazing, I have the best team and sometimes I am not so easy but you always believe in me."

The winning moment

Here it is - the moment Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title.

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The Duke of Kent is on trophy-dishing duties. He comes out onto court asking a few of the ball children who form a guard of honour how far they have come to be here.

Angelique Kerber picks up the runners-up plate to hearty applause.

Serena Williams is cheered to the rafters as she hoists the Venus Rosewater Dish.

Magic number 22

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon final

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S.Williams 7-5 6-3 Kerber

Lindsay Davenport

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

Kerber played great and that still wasn't enough.

She only got broken once in each set and only got one break point and didn't get a hit.

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John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

Serena's efforts have been super human.

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon

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Serena Williams drops to the floor in celebration before accepting Angelique Kerber's gracious congratulations at the net.

The American hoists two fingers on each fist. Not victory signs, but a reference to this victory pulling her level with Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slams.

This is her seventh Wimbledon singles title.

Serena wins Wimbledon

Game set and match Williams

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Number 22!

Williams breaks

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What a rally!

Kerber dropper, Serena runs it down just, Kerber stabs, Serena pats back and Kerber wrong-foots her with a volley.

Serena ends the rally legs akimbo on the court floor like a ballet dancer mid warm-up.

She asks the umpire whether Kerber clipped the net with her racquet. Apparently not.

Serena rolls on though and forces a break point.

Kerber screws wide. And that might be curtains...

S.Williams 7-5 4-3 Kerber*

Lindsay Davenport

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

Kerber just wants a chance to play a break point and Serena is not allowing that with her serve.

That is what the best of the best can do.

Serena saves break point, holds

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Serena Williams faces up to break point for the first time in the match.

The crowd hum with expectation.

 Serena splatters a mighty ace out wide to silence the white noise.

More weapons-grade groundstrokes bend Angelique Kerber all out of shape to whisk the rest of the game away from the German.


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John Inverdale

Commentator on BBC Televison

Every time you see Kerber on a second serve, you can almost feel the tension transferring from her to us.

*S.Williams 7-5 3-3 Kerber

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

This is an incredible effort by Kerber. 

She is doing everything possible to find a way in this match.

Somehow she holds there.

Kerber holds

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Angelique Kerber finishes the game flailing out wide to dig back fierce returns from Serena Williams. That kind of sums up her afternoon, soaking up some heavy-duty hitting and counting on making the American hit one more shot on every rally.

She has done enough again.

'The shot of the match'

This is outstanding. Serena Williams is looking every bit the 21-time Grand Slam champion she is, but Angelique Kerber is giving as good as she's getting...

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Kerber wins the point after a great rally

Serena holds

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Serena Williams shows brilliant hands to pock away a forehand volley at the net.

Angelique Kerber hits a cross-court winner to prevent the American getting into the net again and bring up 40-30.

The German cannot force her way any further into the game though as she tugs a forehand wide,

Heather Watson seeks place in mixed final

Heather Watson's mixed doubles semi-final is under way on Court One.

The Briton, and her Finnish partner Henri Kontinen, are taking on Oliver Marach and Jelena Ostapenko of Austria and Latvia.

You can watch that match unfold here.

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