Murray & Williams Crowned Champions At Wimbledon

Jul 10, 2016

After two weeks or exciting Grand Slam tennis at SW19, the 2016 Wimbledon singles champions have been found, British man and world No.2 Andy Murray and the women’s world No.1 and dominant figure in the women’s game, Serena Williams, have been crowned singles champions of the respective gentlemen’s singles and ladies singles championship at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Murray defeated first-time major finalist Milos Raonic in straight sets in the men’s final while Williams was also a straight sets winner over Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the women’s decider, Andy claimed his third Grand Slam title and second career Wimbledon crown with his win, while Serena equalled the open era record of Steffi Graf by completing her 22nd Grand Slam singles victory on the green grass courts in London.

Murray has been Mr consistent this year in the majors making the final of all three events so far, but unlike the previous two championship decider’s in Melbourne and Paris, the 29 year old Dunblane native got to enjoy the spoils of victory in London this time around with no Novak Djokovic up against him to spoil the party, instead Andy had the big-serving Canadian and Grand Slam final debutant Raonic to deal with and deal with him he did, the 25 year old Raonic couldn’t repeat his five-set semi-final heroics over Roger Federer against Murray, the Scot utilised his excellent return of serve prowess to blunt any hope Milos may have had of winning a major event at his first attempt, although there was only one break of serve in the match, Murray clearly held the advantage of having been there before and the Brit delighted the home crowd with his 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) victory.

Serena has been trying to nail down Grand Slam number twenty-two for almost a year now, she brought up GS No.21 at Wimbledon last year and has had to wait a full twelve months to finally achieve the much sought after No.22, if Murray has been Mr consistent in the men’s majors in 2016 then Serena has definitely been his mirror image among the women’s game, the 34 year old native from Saginaw in Michigan has been in every major final this season, losing to Kerber in Melbourne and then falling to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in Paris, however Serena was not going to be denied this time as she claimed her 7th Wimbledon singles title with an impressive 7-5, 6-3 performance against the in-form Kerber.

We now look forward to the final Grand Slam event of the season at Flushing Meadows in New York, USA, where Murray and Williams will try to make it four major finals from four appearances in 2016.

Written by: Tono

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