Serena, the top-seed and defending champion, dominated Russia’s Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 to win her fourth Wimbledon crown.
The 28-year-old did not drop a set in the tournament and now sits alone in sixth place with 13 majors, one ahead of Billie Jean King.
No. 21 Zvonareva, playing in her first Grand Slam final, held off the top-ranked American’s vaunted power early on.
Leading 4-3, Wiliams buried a backhand return into the net on her second break point. Disgust filled her face.