The phrase “all the single ladies” was never more aptly fitting than at today’s Wimbledon ladies singles final, where Serena Williams claimed her seventh victory with Beyonce and Jay-Z watching from the Royal Box.
The Wimbledon veteran beat German fourth seed Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3, claiming her 22nd Grand Slam and equalling Steffi Graf’s Open era record of major titles.
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Watching Wimbledon with my grandparents:
Grandma: "I wonder what royalty showed up to this match?"
Me: "Well there's Beyoncé."
— Miranda (@mirandamarty) July 9, 2016
Though fans were delighted with Serena’s victory – and quite frankly thrilled to see Bey and Jay in the Royal Box – there was only one thing they could talk (and sob) about by the time Serena’s victory had sunk in.
To celebrate her win, BBC broadcast a montage of the 34-year-old’s rise to Wimbledon glory, narrated by Williams reading Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise.
I rise ????
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 9, 2016
— Shobna Gulati lefty luvvie (@ShobnaGulati) July 9, 2016
"Still I Rise-I am the dream & the hope of a slave" – Maya Angelou. The inspiration of Serena Williams. She rose from Compton to CentreCourt
— Órlaith. (@ONiRuaidh) July 9, 2016
— Alan Palmer ????️???? (@PalmerAlan) July 9, 2016
We dare you NOT to get goosebumps.