The Championships at Wimbledon wrapped up on Sunday with Britain’s prodigal son, Andy Murray taking home the Men’s singles title dispatching the Canadian Milos Raonic in 3 sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2). It was Murray’s second Wimbledon title. He was deemed the favorite to take the title when former champions, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic went down earlier in the tournament.Embed from Getty Images
Murray’s counterpart in the final match was upcoming tennis star Milos Raonic who carries with him a powerful serve and good hands at the net. Raonic led the field in Aces with 174 and had the tournament’s fastest serve of 146 MPH. This was Raonic’s first Major title final and it sure will not be his last.
The star of the tournament however came from the Women’s side of the bracket. USA’s own Serena Williams was the champion taking home the Wimbledon title for the 7th time in her career. It was Williams 22nd career major title tying Steffi Graf for the most major titles in the Open Era.Embed from Getty Images
Williams took the Championship match in typical Serena fashion beating Angelique Kerber in straight sets 7-5, 6-3. Kerber, who had previously beaten Williams at the Australian Open earlier this year, could not stop Williams this time from reaching her goal of tying Steffi Graf’s record. Now Serena eyes Margaret Court’s record of 24 major titles, but at 34 years old many would say Serena is nearing the end of her career. Serena’s game says otherwise as she still has the most dominating serve in Women’s tennis and the insatiable desire to win. Serena has at least 3 to 4 years of GREAT tennis left.
Amazingly, the singles title was not the only trophy Serena will be taking back to the States with her. She will also be taking home the Women’s Doubles title with her sister and playing Partner Venus Williams. It was the first time the two have played together in a major title in years so they came into the tournament unseeded. This did not change anything for the Williams sister’s extending their major title finals record to 14-0. After the tournament the Williams sister’s said that Wimbledon was simply a warmup for them to get acclimated with each other before they take on the rest of the World in Singles and Doubles tennis for America later this summer in Rio.