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Venus Williams Wins Wimbledon, Beats Serena

HOWARD FENDRICH | July 5, 2008 11:12 AM EST | AP

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Venus Williams of the US in action in the women's singles final against her sister Serena on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Saturday, July 5 , 2008. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

WIMBLEDON, England — Venus Williams won her fifth Wimbledon singles title Saturday, beating younger sister Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 in the final.

Defending champion Venus is 5-2 in Wimbledon finals, losing only to Serena in 2002 and '03. The win at the All England Club gave Venus her seventh major title.

The match was the seventh Grand Slam final between the American sisters, with Serena leading 5-2. They are now 8-8 overall.

Venus and Serena play later Saturday in the women's doubles final.

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