Serena Williams comprehensively overpowered Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to win her fourth Wimbledon title, the American’s 13th singles title at a Grand Slam.
The American world number one now has a 6-1 career mark over the number 21. The victory in 67 minutes cements the Williams reign at the top of the WTA table, with her stand on the top spot now well over 100 weeks.
Zvonareva was never in the one-way contest as Williams profited from a break for 5-3 in the first set prior to serving out the opener and beginning the second with a break.
Williams, claimed the 37th trophy of her career with eight aces and without facing a break point. She finished with back-to-back untouchable overheads.
The American improved to 13-3 in Grand Slam finals and extended family domination at the All England Club: from the last 11 finals, a Williams has won nine, with Serena on four and Venus with five.
The victory was the 199th at at Grand Slam for Williams, putting her level with her older sibling.
Zvonareva was the third Russian woman to play in a Wimbledon final after Olga Morozova (1974 runner-up) and Maria Sharapova (2004 winner). She was the second lowest-ranked finalist behind Venus, who stood 31st in 2007.
The losing finalist will improve her current ranking, with an estimated placing of 10th when the WTA list is issued Monday.