Viva covergirl Serena Williams wins Wimbledon 2016!

Former VIVA cover gal has done it again. Williams defeated Angelique Kerber to win the Wimbledon 2016 title, successfully defending her crown and claiming her first major victory in a year. Saturday’s win also meant Williams now has equaled Steffi Graf’s record for the most Open era Grand Slam titles won by a female player. Back when she talked to VIVA for her cover story, Serena said she felt “really young still. I think my body can stand the rigors of stiff competition. Being an athlete makes me never want to give up on different things – whatever I believe in, fight for, I’ll do it again and again until it’s right. That’s what makes me Serena.” Making the Wimbledon finals for the 9th time means the 34 year-old athlete is definitely doing something right.