Serena Williams has no plans to retire any time soon, insisting there is nothing "boring" about her dominance. The American world number one moved level with Steffi Graf on 22 grand slam titles – the most in the Open era – with a 7-5 6-3 win over Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final.

Williams has won five of the past eight majors, while also making the final in two others. But the 34-year-old is still enjoying herself, saying: "I would obviously like to keep it [winning titles] up for as long as I'm still out here playing professional tennis. "Boring? No. It doesn't get boring. As long as I'm winning, it doesn't get boring.

"Even when I'm not winning, it doesn't, because it makes me want to work harder so I can come out and hold up titles." Williams is 22-6 in grand slam finals, but she had lost her previous two – beaten by Kerber at the Australian Open and Garbine Muguruza at Roland Garros.

Just two majors short of Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 majors, Williams said she had simply been putting herself under too much pressure. She said: "I've just felt a lot of pressure, I guess. I put a lot of that pressure on myself. Obviously had some really tough losses.

"But if you look at the big picture, I was just thinking about, you know, getting to three finals, grand slam finals. In the past eight grand slams, I don't know how many finals I've been in. It's pretty impressive.

"I had to start looking at positives, not focusing on that one loss per tournament which really isn't bad, and for anyone else on this tour would be completely happy about it. "Once I started focusing more on the positives, I realised that I'm pretty good. Then I started playing a little better."