One of the sport’s most prestigious tournament- The Wimbledon just got over. Attracting eyes from around the globe, the tournament was conducted at the All England Club.
Here’s everything you need to know about the players, draws and of course, the winners to quench your Wimbledon thirst.
Men’s singles: Federer won record- breaking 8th Wimbledon title!
The big guns of tennis such as Federer, Murray, Djokovic, Nadal brought their best for the initial rounds while Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka and Japan’s Kei Nishikori made headlines as they bowed out in the 1st round.
French players Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gaël Monfils joined this bandwagon making early exits. Spain’s Rafael Nadal was seen performing well until the 4th round after which he lost.
American Sam Querrey knocked out World’s No.1 Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. In 1 of the biggest disappointment of 2017, Djokovic had to abandon the match midway to tend his injured elbow.
Federer started on a winning note and with virtually no evenly matched competitors left in the tournament, captured the Wimbledon title for record 8th time after thrashing Croatia’s Marin Cilic in 1 of the most one-sided finals in the tournament’s history. Federer’s historic win has placed him over legends like Pete Sampras and William Renshaw.
Women’s Singles: Spain’s Garbine Muguruza defeated Venus Williams
With Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova not playing the tournament due to pregnancy and injury respectively, Czhech player Petra Kvitova, stood a firm favorite in the women’s category before a shocking defeat to World’s No. 95 Madison Brengle from America.
It was only the Czech’s 3rd tournament since returning from a hand injury suffered in a knife attack at her home in December last year. Another player on the list was the new sensation Jelena Ostapenko, the 20-year-old Latvian who had made headlines by winning the French Open, 2017.
American tennis player, Venus Williams defeated both Jelena Ostapenko and Johanna Konta to set up the summit clash with Spain’s G.Muguruza. Venus Williams lost the coveted title in a one sided final battle to G. Muruguza who dominated Williams with 7-5, 6-0, to win her 1st Wimbledon title.
Doubles and mixed doubles: Martina Hingis’ alliance with Jamie Murray led them to lift the trophy
Poland’s Lukasz Kubot and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo won the fiercely fought final to claim men’s doubles title. While, the Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova defeated their opponents at 6-0, 6-0 to get the possession of women’s doubles title.
Swiss player Martina Hingis found a new match in Britain’s Jamie Murray after she broke her ties with India’s Leander Paes last year. The new duo won the mixed doubles title by beating defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen.