Wimbledon 2000 Tennis Winners | Wimbledon Championships Odds
A tearful Pete Sampras became the most successful player in men’s tennis history when he claimed the Wimbledon men’s singles title for an unprecedented seventh time.
Both players were in fantastic form but the 12th seed did not have any answer for the dominance and experience of the worlds’ number one player.
Sampras was a doubtful starter, but he showed no signs of the tendinitis injury which had plagued him for much of the tournament.
The ”battle of the giants” was not always pretty and it cannot be considered to be a classic final, but the 20-year-old Williams will not mind how the win came! The youngster always looked to have the edge over the tall Davenport.
Williams, the Wimbledon 2000 tennis winner who banked £430,000in prize money, said she had been dreaming of a win at the All England Club. “It’s really great because I’ve been working hard all my life to be here,” she said. “I used to go to bed and dream that I’d won a Grand Slam, but when I woke up it was a nightmare.”
Woodbridge and Woodforde have now collected an unbelievable 60 tournament victories, a record, and have claimed their 11th Grand Slam by winning in straight sets on the centre court of the All England Club.
The incredible duo had won five consecutive Wimbledon titles between 1993 and 1997 and dominated the world doubles stage for well over a decade. Sadly it will be the last time they will perform together at Wimbledon – Woodforde is aiming to retire after the Olympic Games in Sydney later in the year.
Venus and Serena Williams made Wimbledon history when they became the first sisters to win the ladies doubles crown. The Americans were wild card entrants, having only played three tournaments together, but their powerful partnership swept away the hopes of their opponents Ai Sugiyama and Julie Halard-Decugis.
They were simply too powerful for the Japanese-French duo and went on to clinch the title in straight sets, 6-3 6-2, in just over one hour and ten minutes in front of a near-capacity centre court.
Teenagers, and young lovers, Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt were soundly beaten by the American duo of Don Johnson and Kimberly Po 6-4 7-6 (3) in the mixed doubles final at Wimbledon.
The Americans claimed their first Grand Slam title and were just too solid for the rookie pair, who showed their lack of experience in playing together.
“It’s very exciting to finally win one. The thing we liked is that we played happy,’” said the excited Po afterwards.