Mixed emotions: Serena jumps for joy" NA PICHA YA CHINI MWENZIE ANALIJIWAZAJE!!
Even for a woman who has now won 13 Grand Slam titles, and is without argument the finest player of her generation, this one was extra special.
Certainly the prospect of rejoining the greats of her sport was farthest from her mind.
But, at the age of 30, the younger of the two Williams sisters is back at the top.
At the end of a gruelling two years she has scrambled her way past the new generation to prove that, at her defiant best, there is no one to touch her.
In that time she endured an 11-month break from the sport after treading on broken glass in a Munich restaurant and suffering a long-term foot injury and then, as she was about to return, was struck down with a pulmonary embolism and a blood clot had to be removed from her lung.
On the evidence of the first half of this final she looks untouchable, certainly on grass, for quite a while.
What the 23-year-old Pole achieved was to force Williams into giving the performance of a true champion.
Would Radwanska even win a game?