Serena Williams has been crowned the undisputed champion of women’s tennis after powering her way to victory at Wimbledon.
The 33-year-old proved too strong for Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the final despite a nervy start, and won her sixth title at SW19 in two sets.
She now holds all four Grand Slam titles and is just one away from Steffi Graf’s record of 22.
Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Downton Abbey stars Dame Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery were among the guests in the Royal Box on Centre Court.
Williams, whose mother, Oracene Price, and sister, Venus, were at the All England Club to see her 6-4, 6-4 win, said: “I’m just happy it was such a great match.
“Thanks to everyone in my box – my coach, my mum, my sisters, my friends for always coming out and supporting.
“I love you all so much, I couldn’t have done this without you so thank you so much.”
It is the second time Williams has completed the “Serena Slam” after she also held all four major titles simultaneously in 2003.
She will now aim to complete the calendar year Grand Slam at the US Open.
After hearing cries of “We love you Serena”, Williams turned and blew a kiss to the crowd.
“I can’t believe I’m standing here with another Serena Slam, it’s really cool,” the champion told cheering spectators.