Williams’ victory surpassed Suzanne Lenglen’s 6-3, 6-0 win over Dorothy Holman in the 1920 final in Antwerp. The American’s win, which came just a month after she had captured a fifth Wimbledon crown, also allowed her to become just the second woman to win a Golden Slam of all four majors and an Olympic singles title.
Meanwhile, World No 1 Victoria Azarenka won the bronze medal in the women’s singles with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Maria Kirilenko.
Mumbai Roundup: 9 incidents that took place this week
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