Serena Williams celebrates Wimbledon victory by wearing trophy as a hat - video

The world number one holds all four Grand Slam titles and has 21 in total

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Serena Williams has celebrated her Wimbledon victory by walking back to the locker room balancing the tournament's historic trophy on her head.

After beating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in straight sets on Saturday afternoon, the women's world number one posed for pictures on Centre Court with the silver Venus Rosewater Dish, which has been awarded to ladies' singles champions since 1886.

Perhaps looking for a new challenge after lifting the trophy for a sixth time, Williams was filmed walking off the hallowed court with the dish perfectly balanced on her head, waving her arms in celebration.

Williams, 33, defeated her 20th-seeded opponent 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 23 minutes to complete what has been dubbed the "Serena Slam" of the world's biggest tennis tournaments.

She has won the most recent US, Australian and French Open titles and holds 21 Grand Slams, one behind the record set by Steffi Graf.

Her latest feat won praise from Michelle Obama, with the First Lady writing on Twitter that the US was "so proud" of her.

"I can't believe I am standing here with another Serena Slam," Williams told the BBC afterwards. "It is so cool.

"It has been a pleasure and an honour to give so many years in this unbelievable place."

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