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Gentlemen’s Singles

Swiss ace, Roger Federer put on an outstanding display to claim his third straight Wimbledon men’s singles title. The world number one thumped American Andy Roddick 6-2 7-6 6-4, in a rematch of last year’s final.

The 23-year-old has extended his winning streak on grass to 36 matches, and he dropped only one set in the entire championship. He now joins Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras as the only men to win three singles titles in a row at the All England Club in London.

“I really did play my best,’” said Federer, who has now won five Grand Slam titles and is unbeaten in 21 finals.

The match, which took 101 minutes, was interrupted for half an hour by rain at the end of the second set. Even the break did not allow the hapless Roddick to regroup.

“I put in the work and wanted it so badly, but this guy is the best for a reason. He’s such a complete player… maybe I’ll just punch him or something, I don’t know,” said the subdued American.

Ladies’ Singles

In an all-American final Venus Williams finally claimed her third Wimbledon ladies’ singles title after a hard fought battle with Lindsay Davenport, 4-6 7-6 9-7.

The top seed and world number one just couldn’t keep the rampant Williams down in a match that became the longest ladies final in Wimbledon’s history.

Williams, seeded 14th, is the lowest seed ever to win a title, her first Grand Slam triumph since the 2001 US Open.

“There were so many times when I was just trying to stay in the match, really; I couldn’t have asked to play a better player today to bring my level up,” said a tearful Williams as she clutched the Rosewater Dish to her chest.

Gentlemen’s Doubles

For the first time in the championship’s history qualifiers have walked away with the men’s doubles crown. Arguably the biggest upset of the day saw the Bryan brothers defeated by Stephen Huss and Wesley Moodie 7-6(7-4) 6-3 6-7(2-7) 6-3.

The Australia-South African duo and eventual Wimbledon 2005 tennis champions began their journey at the qualifying tournament at Roehampton, and surprised all by claiming their debut title. “I know it is not a dream with the feelings I’m having. I’ve been in and out of Challengers and back to tour events, but I’m surprised to be a Wimbledon champion,” said a beaming Huss.

Ladies’ Doubles

Second seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber triumphed 6-2 6-1 over Svetlana Kuznetsova and Amelie Mauresmo to claim their first Wimbledon ladies’ doubles title.

The inexperience of Kuznetsova and Mauresmo’s partnership was quite obvious, and Mauresmo did not enhance their slim chances by failing to hold her own serve once throughout the entire match!

Although both contenders are in the top ten of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles ranking, they battled to get the feel of the doubles event. The win meant that Cara Black could keep her hand firmly on the trophy, as she took the title last year, with partner Rennae Stubbs.

Mixed Doubles

Mary Pierce and Mahesh Bhupathi claimed the mixed doubles title when the beat Paul Hanley and Tatiana Perebiynis 6-4 6-2 in only 54 minutes.

Pierce, a former Australian and French Open champion, had never won at the All England Club, and was jubilant with the victory. Partner, Bhupathi, a doubles specialist, had tasted success before with his long-standing partner, Leander Paes.

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