Wimbledon 2007 Tennis Championship Winners | Wimbledon Championships Odds

Gentlemen’s Singles

The insatiable world number one, Roger Federer claimed his fifth consecutive title at the All England Club with a classic five-set victory over Spaniard, Rafael Nadal.

His 7-6(7) 4-6 7-6(3) 2-6 6-2 win over the 21-year old clay-court master saw him equal Bjorn Borg’s record of five consecutive championships wins.

He is now aiming for even higher honours and that is to equal or beat Pete Sampras’ record of 14 Grand Slam victories.

Nadal silenced his critics and gave his strongest indication yet that he is a force to be reckoned with on all surfaces, not just clay. Nadal paid tribute to the Swiss giant describing him as the greatest player ever to pick up a racket.

In turn, Federer acknowledged his rival’s huge improvement and believes, in time, the young man will triumph on grass. “This year around, he’s changed his game a little bit. Plays maybe a bit more aggressive, knows the game of grass much better. That’s why I think he’s not only just a clay courter; he’s a good all-around player.”

Ladies’ Singles

American, Venus Williams blasted her way to her fourth Wimbledon singles title with an efficient 6-4 6-1 victory over Frenchwoman, Marion Bartoli.

The 22-year-old Bartoli caused a major upset in the semi-finals by beating the world number one, Justine Henin, and she was clearly fatigued after the epic battle.

Both women made Wimbledon history by contesting the lowest-ranked women’s final – Williams was seeded 23 and Bartoli 18.

Venus Williams was delighted to become the first ladies singles winner to receive equal prize money at Wimbledon. “Growing up I always said how much I wanted to win Wimbledon and it was so important to get equal prize money. Now we’re playing under equal terms,” she said.

Gentlemen’s Doubles

Grand Slam debutants Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra caused one of the biggest upsets of the 2007 championships by beating the Bryan brothers 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-4 6-4.

The 10th seeded Wimbledon 2007 tennis championship winners became the first French men’s doubles champions at the All England Club for 74 years.

The win was slightly contentious – in the second set umpire Lars Graff ruled that Bob Bryan had touched the net on break point.

The French duo were so excited by their surprise victory, they threw all their rackets into the crowd. “I have to play next week in a tournament in Newport and I have no more rackets now,” revealed the beaming Llodra.

Ladies’ Doubles

The all-African pairing of Cara Black and Liezel Huber triumphed yet again at the All England Club.

The second seeds defeated Katarina Srebotnik of Slovakia and Ai Sugiyama of Japan 3-6 6-3 6-2, and reclaimed their 2005 ladies’ doubles title.

The pair claimed the 2007 Australian Open title, and their latest win at Wimbledon has propelled Zimbabwean, Cara Black, to the top of the world doubles ranking.

Mixed Doubles

Scot, Jamie Murray, became the first Brit in 20 years to lift a title at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships.

He and his partner, world number three, Jelena Jankovic beat the fifth seeds Swede, Jonas Bjorkman and Australia’s Alicia Molik in three sets 6-4 3-6 6-1.

The unseeded duo made a surprise dash through the top seeds, and Jamie Murray, older brother to Britain’s number one, Andy Murray became the first Briton since Jeremy Bates and Jo Durie claimed the mixed doubles title way back in 1987.

Jankovic nearly didn’t make it to the mixed doubles event. She made a last minute decision to partner Murray for the first time, and it all paid off. “It was like destiny, it was meant to happen,” said the 22-year-old Serb, whose blistering returns kept them in the match.