Andy Murray, Serena Williams Enter Record Books with Wimbledon Triumphs

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 | 0

Andy Murray ended a three-year Grand Slam drought by winning the prestigious Wimbledon title for the second time in his career following a 6-4 7-6 7-6 win over Milos Raonic in the Sunday’s final.

The 29-year-old, who also triumphed at the All England Club 2013, became the first British man to win more than one Wimbledon title since the legendary Fred Perry did so in the 1930s.

Barring the five-set quarter-final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Murray didn’t drop a single set through the fortnight, accounting for four seeds en route the coveted trophy.

This was Murray’s third major title, having won his maiden crown at the U.S. Open 2012 before triumphing at the Wimbledon the subsequent year.


In the women’s final on Saturday, Serena Williams finally overcame the finishing hurdle to win her seventh Wimbledon and 22nd Grand Slam title overall, thereby tying Steffi Graf’s record.

The top-ranked Williams produced a clinical performance to clinch a 7-5 6-3 conquest of Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who had defeated the American in the Australian Open final earlier this season.

The joyous evening bought more success for Serena, when she paired up with elder sister Venus to bag the women’s doubles crown here. The duo upset fifth seeds Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 6-4 in the summit clash.


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