"I think, if anything, I was able to show resilience that, no, that's (the losses in New York, Melbourne and Paris) not going to shake me, you're not going to break me, it's going to make me stronger".
Now she finally has it. And so she can flaunt it. We had a lot of long, tough points.
"I do have nephews that I'm thinking, Do I have to call them and tell them, 'Don't go outside.' If you get in your auto, it might be the last time I see you". Yeah, it made for a really good match..
Williams has never lost a major final after winning the first set.
A heart-breaking loss in the US Open semi-finals to Roberta Vinci last September denied her a chance of completing a rare calendar-year Grand Slam and it took her almost nine months to get her groove back.
For a while let us forget the number of titles won by Serena, although it is a hard idea to mull about. "It was getting down to the pressure". She forgot that she owned over 20 grand slam titles, 70 tournament titles, four Olympic gold medals, and an endless list of tennis records.
But the far more significant reward is the knowledge she has reestablished her supremacy at a time when doubters were beginning to question the 34-year-old's hunger after consecutive Slam final defeats this year. In the past eight grand slams, I don't know how many finals I've been in (seven).
Later Saturday, singles champion Serena Williams and her older sister Venus were to face Time Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the women's doubles final.
They're now 14-0 in major doubles finals.
"This court", Williams said, "definitely feels like home". That's really all you need.
Ms Williams did that with a devastating display that destroyed German Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in 80 minutes of incredible serving power.
King felt Williams " looked depressed" earlier in the year, as her form fell marginally below her highest standards. After I won that first set, I got a little more calm. "I had one break point, and I couldn't do nothing"'.
It was a big day for Serena Williams who not only claimed her seventh Wimbledon crown but also teamed up with sister Venus to lift their sixth doubles crown at the All England Club on Saturday.
Addressing the current situation in the US, Williams said: "Violence is not the answer of solving it. The shooting in Dallas was very sad". "And really, the pressure I put on myself is more than I think anyone".
The top-ranked Williams hit 13 aces and won 38 of 43 points on her first serve. Billie Jean King, the woman everyone has to thank for the riches earned on Tour these days, believes Williams is the best player of all time.