Wimbledon crowns its new winner!
People tuned in from all over the world to watch the oldest and most sought after tennis tournament; Wimbledon 2019! The matches ran for a good two weeks, showcasing dynamic playoffs that most definitely made for great entertainment!
In saying that, a 15 year old Cori “Coco” Gauf became the new talk on everybody’s lips. A young school going girl that chased her dreams, making her debut as the youngest contender in Wimbledon!
She shocked hordes of tennis enthusiasts around the world by knocking out her idol; Venus Williams from the Wimbledon tournament. She has also beat stiff competitors such as Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog.
.Gauf’s magical run however ended in the fourth round of singles when a 6-3 6-3 win proved Simona Halep to be mighty strong for young Gauff.
We also have crowd favourite Johanna Konta who made a three set victory and saw herself in the quarter finals, defeating her opponent and two time champion Petra Kvitova.
The Women’s Finals arrived and what a match it was! Simona Halep, 27, who played exceptionally well throughout the tournament stunned the public with a remarkable 6-2, 6-2 score against Serena Williams that allowed her to celebrate her first ever winning title!
On the other side of things, a noteworthy moment from the men’s lineup was when heartfelt cheers erupted from the crowd as former world number one player Andy Murray made a winning return to Wimbledon alongside the great Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the first set of the men’s doubles.
We also witnessed a record breaking match in which Kyrgios smashed a 143mph second jaw dropping serve on his rival Nadal during the first set of their Wimbledon clash – The quickest serve of any sort in ATP History!
Thousands of fans gripped to their seats on centre court as the highly anticipated semi-finals between Federer and Nadal swung into action and saw the two men play against each other for the second time ever in over a decade! With guns blazing the two players battled it out, Federer however won the match with a 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory.
The grand finale of the men’s lineup was an action packed one that appeared to be the lengthiest playoff the History of Wimbledon has ever seen! Clocking in at an epic and intense 4 hours and 55 minutes. Anticipation filled the air amidst a tie-breaker. However, the turning point arrived as Novak Djokovic saved two match points, winning himself the crowd’s applause and of course, the championship!
For as long as we can remember; tennis balls are yellow in colour - But that was not always the case. The original white ball was replaced in the year 1986 so that it could be seen clearly on television.