Published on July 11th, 2016 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw0
Murray Wins Wimbledon
British Sport fans are celebrating a memorable victory by Andy Murray as he lifted the Gentleman’s Singles title at Wimbledon yesterday. This was his third Grand Slam title and his second title at Wimbledon, having first lifted the trophy in 2013 following an Olympic Gold and US Open title in 2012.
Murray beat Milos Raonic in straight sets 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 in an enthralling match that saw the Scot play some of his best tennis to triumph over the big serving Canadian.
In the Ladies’ final, Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber met for the second time this year at a Grand Slam final. Kerber triumphed at the Australian Open at the beginning of year, but Serena made history by winning her 22nd Grand Slam title winning 7-5, 6-3. She followed up her singles success by winning the Ladies’ double title with her sister Venus later the same evening.
Multiple British Champions at Wimbledon 2016
In addition to Murray, British tennis had much more to celebrate at this year’s Championships. Heather Watson won the Mixed Doubles title with her Finnish partner Henri Kontinen. Gordon Reid won the inaugural men’s wheelchair singles, along with the men’s wheelchair doubles with his British partner Alfie Hewett, and Jordanne Whiley won the women’s wheelchair doubles with her Japanese partner Yui Kamiji.
Wimbledon 2016 Memories
In our previous article Game, Set, Match, Wimbledon we looked ahead to this year’s Championships and it certainly did not disappoint. Surprise wins (Marcus Willis), shocking losses (Novak Djokovic), missed match point opportunities (Marin Cilic) and some classic matches will all last long in the memory.
Despite the first week’s frustrating rain delays, the tennis was of the highest standard. Fans were even treated to a rare “People’s Sunday” the first since 2004, to make sure the schedule was back on track for the start of the second week of play.
Following in the tradition of this year’s Sporting Underdog Summer, one player faced the prospect of having to postpone her wedding. Dominika Cibulkova had booked her wedding on the same day as the Ladies Final as she did not expect to go far in the tournament. Having played one of the matches of the tournament against Agnieszka Radwanska, she found herself in the Quarterfinals where she was finally beaten. Had she progressed any further she would have had to swap her white wedding dress for her white tennis kit.
Time to Look Forward to the Rio 2016 Olympics
Murray can now look forward to defending his Olympic Gold in Rio. The Olympics are now just a month away and will no doubt bring back wonderful memories of London 2012. You can relive all those British 29 gold medal-winning moments with the Official Team GB Gold Medal Winners Stamps in a Framed Set that includes Andy Murray as one of the gold medallists.