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Federer Captures His Seventh Wimbledon Title

Roger Federer celebrating his Seventh Wimbledon Grand Slam title against Andy Murray.

Wimbledon, England- From the beginning of the second set and the court roof was closed, it was Roger Federer’s game.

Playing in eight Wimbledon Grand Slam finals, many people believed Federer didn’t have the same push, need and desire that he had earlier in his career. Federer proved them wrong by dominating the game from the beginning of the second set showing why he was the number one ranked player for a record of 237 weeks.

Federer, now the number one ranked tennis player in the world won his Seventh Wimbledon Title continuing his amazing 7-1 record.

Andy Murray, playing in front of millions of home fans in Great Britain, lost his fourth major finals in a row. Three of those losses coming from Federer himself.

Being criticized in the past for not loving the game and/or not caring about a win or a loss, it was not the case today as Murray fighting away tears, congratulated Federer and thanked his fans for all the support. 

Murray showed growth from the last time he was in a Grand Slam finals, being more patient and cautious of his decision-making. It was on full display when he won the first set 6-4 and made it seem like he could finally beat Federer. He lost the next three 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4.

Written By: Mohamed A. Mohamed


Serena Williams Wins Her Fifth Wimbledon Championship

WIlliams Celebrating her Fifth Wimbledon Title

Serena Williams, 30, won her fifth Wimbledon title today in London, England. This was Williams eighth trip to the finals winning her in her last 3. From the first minute a determined Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska in the first set in a commanding 6-1 manner.

This puts Williams ahead of her sister, Venus, and tied in second for most wins in a Wimbledon finals.

Williams came into the tournament as the sixth ranked tennis player in the world, not a huge favourite but she has proven in the past that it doesn’t matter what she is ranked she will always give 100%.

Williams beat the third ranked Agnieszka Radwanska in 3 sets, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

Coming back from a disappointing 2011 season, where Williams had two operations, dropped to 175th in the rankings, and had blood clots in her lungs.

“Coming here and winning today is amazing,” she said. “It’s been an unbelievable journey for me.”

WIlliams was unstoppable getting almost 20 aces, averaging a serve speed of 107 km/h(2km/h faster then Radwanska’s fastest serve).

Caught off guard by Radwanska’s second set resurgence, many believed Williams would have a much harder time the rest of the game. That was not the case here as Williams dominated the third set winning it 6-2. Williams had a lost 20 more points won then her opponent Radwanska.

Radwanska was not her usual self and could easily be seen through the match. Dealing with many sinus and throat issues Radwanska even cancelled her news conference friday night.

Radwanska was the first Polish player to reach the Grand Slam final since 1939.

Written by: Mohamed Mohamed