It was far from plain sailing, though; Williams battled back from the brink of defeat against Heather Watson, eventually prevailing 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. In the round of 16, she edged past sister Venus Williams in two tight sets, then withstood a fierce fight from Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals. Old rival Maria Sharapova was swept aside in the last four to set up a final with WTA Rising Star Garbiñe Muguruza.
With her sixth Wimbledon title in sight, Williams produced some wonderful tennis, triumphing 6-4, 6-4 to increase her Grand Slam tally to 21 - just one shy of the Open Era record. By securing her sixth Wimbledon title, she currently holds all four Grand Slams at once - her second Serena Slam.
"I honestly can't say that last year or two years ago, or even five years ago, I thought that I would win four in a row," Williams said of the achievement. "So just starting this journey, having all four trophies at home, it's incredible."
Also during the fortnight, the American secured her qualification for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global - the earliest qualification ever in the tournament's current format.
For that reason, Williams has been named June's WTA Player Of The Month.
Final Results for June's WTA Player Of The Month
How it works:
Four finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com