Roger Federer today (July 8th) beat Andy Murray in four sets to win his seventh Wimbledon men’s title.
This makes Federer’s 17th Grand Slam title in what The New York Times calls “something of a dream final, featuring one player attempting to elevate himself to higher levels than anyone has achieved, while the other hoped to finally pull his country off the mat.”
“It was a momentous win for Roger Federer, who tied Pete Sampras with seven Wimbledon titles and extended his overall grand slam record to 17.”
Brits took Murray’s hard-won loss with pride, cheering him stoutly as he accepted his runner-up prize — tearfully, as The Wall Street Journal reports. This was his fourth chance at a Grand Slam title. “I’m getting closer,” he told the crowd as they poured on the affection.
While Serena Williams Yesterday (July 7th) won Wimbledon women’s title, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 over Agnieszka Radwanska.
Photo: Serena Williams (left) and Agnieszka Radwanska hold up their trophies after the women’s singles final match at Wimbledon.
Even at the age of 30, with two-year gap since her last Grand Slam title and a long list of recent health problems, Serena Williams is hoping she’s just getting started on something big.
Williams won her fifth Wimbledon title on Saturday – and 14th Grand Slam overall – to mark the culmination of an improbable comeback. With her health restored and her game back at its best, she’s not planning to stop anytime soon.
Williams says “it’s the beginning of a great phase. I feel amazing out there. This whole tournament I felt really great physically. So it’s definitely the beginning of something great. I hope it is.”