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Briton Andy Murray Wins 2nd Wimbledon Title

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Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after beating Milos Raonic of Canada in the Wimbledon finals, July 10, 2016

Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after beating Milos Raonic of Canada in the Wimbledon finals, July 10, 2016

British tennis star Andy Murray has won his second Wimbledon tennis title, defeating Canada's Milos Raonic in straight sets on Sunday.

The second-seeded Murray cruised to a 6-4,7-6,7-6 victory on the grass at center court just outside London to clinch his third career Grand Slam title. Roanic, seeded sixth, was seeking to become the first Canadian player to win a major tennis championship.

It was Murray's first Wimbledon championship since 2013. He had lost his last three Grand Slam title matches.

In Saturday's women's final, American Serena Williams won Wimbledon for the 7th time, finally tying German Steffi Graf for the most titles in major events during the Open era.

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her womens singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon, July 9, 2016.

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her womens singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon, July 9, 2016.

World No. 1 Williams downed fourth-seeded German Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 for her 22nd Grand Slam singles crown. Kerber had scored an upset win over Williams at the Australian Open in January.

Williams still needs two more major titles to match Australian Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam crowns. The Open era began in 1968 when professionals were allowed to compete in Grand Slam events for the first time.

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