Wimbledon 2012: Serena Williams Wins 5th Wimbledon Title In Three Sets

Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon Championship, defeating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

Williams dominated the first set, winning the first five games before Radwanska held serve to make it 5-1. Williams quickly answered back to take the opening set 6-1 in just 36 minutes.

There was a short rain delay between the first and second set, and that time gave Radwanska the time needed to regroup. Even with the extra time, Williams raced ahead to a 4-2 lead in the second set, but Radwanska held serve and broke Serena to take a 5-4 lead. Both players held serve for the next two games before Radwanska again broke Williams to take the second set 7-5 and force a third set.

Both players held serve in the first four games of the third set, but Williams broke Radwanska at 3-2, and that seemed to crush the Pole's confidence. Williams won the next three games to win the match and the championship.

With her victory, Williams became the first woman to win in her 30s at Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova won the 1990 championship at age 33.

A full Wimbledon 2012 scoreboard can be found at SI.com.

Stick with this storystream for updates, scores and more from the 2012 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. For all things tennis, check out SB Nation's tennis hub.

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