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  • J.K. Rowling shuts down latest Serena hater

    Danielle Elliot at Busted Racquet23 days ago

    J.K. Rowling was really excited about Serena Williams' Wimbledon victory. Like millions of others, she tweeted about the win shortly after Williams claimed her 21st Grand Slam title.

    #SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!

    When a Twitter troll responded with a demeaning tweet, Rowling wasn't having it. 

    .@diegtristan8 "she is built like a man". Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You're an idiot. pic.twitter.com/BCvT10MYkI

    Williams has dealt with these types of trolls throughout her career, usually brushing off the hatred without even acknowledging them.

    Rowling is the latest in a long line of defenders – and surely won't be the last – but for now, at least she shot down one of the trolls. The tweet has been favorited more than 55,000 times and retweeted more than 44,000.

     

     

     

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  • Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, captures Serena Slam

    Danielle Elliot at Busted Racquet24 days ago

    She's done it. Serena Williams is the 2015 Wimbledon champion. She's completed her second Serena Slam, her sixth Wimbledon title, and her 21st Grand Slam championship. She's become the oldest woman to win a title in the Open era. 

    Williams defeated Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. At next month's U.S. Open, she'll attempt to make more history, going for the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988. She'll be looking to tie Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam titles in the Open era.

    Muguruza was playing in her first Grand Slam final. She more than proved that she belongs here, building a 4-2 lead in the first set before Williams truly took over.

    Williams jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the second set and would serve for the win. One of the strongest servers the game has ever known, the win seemed inevitable.

    But 21-year-old Muguruza wasn't quite done yet. She earned the break, held, then earned another break to bring the match to 5-4. Williams seemed to have finish-line jitters, something rarely seen in this champion but understandable with the amount of history on the line. 

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