Zvonareva, playing in her first grand slam final, began well but Williams simply got better and better and reeled off nine of the last 11 games for a 13th major singles crown.Williams' victory took her ahead of Billie Jean King to sixth on the all-time list, and she was thrilled to come out a winner again in SW19. My dream was able to come true.' The defending champion had looked the clear favourite to retain her crown all fortnight, powering through the draw without dropping a set.
However, Kournikova is famous for far more than her tennis skills.
Maria’s professional accomplishments include 17 WTA titles (doubles and singles), 3 ITF titles (singles), two Grand Slam singles quarterfinals, and a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic Games.
She also played in the 2010 Australian Open and Wimbledon 2012.
Russian tennis sensation Maria Kirilenko was born in Moscow and began playing tennis at the age of 5.
After years of training under Honored Master of sports Elena Brioukhovets, Kirilenko became a top contender in her age group and went on to win the US Open junior tournament in 2002, one of the youngest players to do so.