2017 Wimbledon Recap

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Men’s Final Recap
Roger Federer has been crowned Wimbledon champion for a record eighth time after cruising through his 11th final at the tournament.
The Swiss player eased his way to his 19th Grand Slam title, beating Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in just one hour and 41 minutes on Centre Court.
Federer lifted his arms above his heads after serving an ace to win the final in straight sets.
Cilic seemed overcome by emotion during the clash, breaking down in tears during the change over after losing the first three games of the second set.
The 28-year old placed a towel over his head as he was attended to by his support team, before receiving a standing ovation as he returned on court.
Federer becomes the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles and at 35 years old, the oldest man in the Open Era to lift the trophy.  Even at his age, he shows no signs of slowing down.
Women’s Final Recap
An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away American Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0, with the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges.
In the first women’s final played under the Centre Court roof, a high-quality first set gradually built towards a captivating conclusion after both players began with two comfortable service holds.
Muguruza saved two set points in the 10th game — the first a 19-stroke rally that ended when Williams netted a forehand. The Spaniard broke in the following game with another lung-bursting rally that concluded with a forehand error from Venus.
An astonishing defensive lob in the next game took Muguruza to two set points, the second of which she converted.
That three-game sequence seemed to break the resolve of Venus who was trying to become the oldest woman to win Wimbledon in 109 years.  She lost the second set 6-0 in an astonishing turn of events.
The 23-year old Venezuela-born Muguruza sealed her second Grand Slam victory after a successful challenge of a Williams forehand that sailed just beyond the baseline.  After her challenge was confirmed, she broke down in tears, overcome with emotion at the magnitude of her victory.
Gentlemen’s Doubles Final 
Playing under a closed roof for the final 20 minutes because of darkness, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo won the men’s doubles title at Wimbledon on Saturday by beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 13-11.
The match lasted 4 hours, 40 minutes — only 21 minutes shorter than the longest men’s doubles final in history.
Women’s Doubles Final
The complete opposite of the men’s doubles final, the women’s final was a short one with Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina taking the trophy after a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Chan Hao-ching and Monica Niculescu. This was one of the shortest finals in Wimbledon history, as it took only 56 minutes for Makarova and Vesnina to secure the victory.

 

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