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Wimbledon: Federer wins record eighth title

16 Jul 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
2017 Wimbledon Championships - Finals' updates!

Switzerland's Roger Federer created history as he won the 2017 Wimbledon men's single title after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic in the finals.

Federer won the match 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in 1 hour 41 minutes to go past Pete Sampras and William Renshaw's record of seven Wimbledon singles titles.

His last title at the Wimbledon had come five years back in 2012.

In context: 2017 Wimbledon Championships - Finals' updates!

WomenMuguruza tames Venus to claim maiden title

Spain's Garbine Muguruza won her first Wimbledon title after she defeated five time champion Venus Williams in straight sets on Saturday, 15 July 2017.

Muguruza won the match 7-5, 6-0 in just 77 minutes, and became the second Spanish woman to win the title, after her coach Conchita Martinez in 1994.

It was her second Grand Slam title following last year's French Open triumph.

Muguruza's connection with the Williams sisters

After bringing down Venus Williams in the Wimbledon finals, Garbine Muguruza became the first tennis player to defeat both the Williams sisters in a Grand Slam singles finals. She had defeated Serena Williams in the 2016 French Open to claim her first Grand Slam.

Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo win the marathon finale

Gentlemen's doublesLukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo win the marathon finale

Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo registered a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(2), 3-6, 13-11 victory against Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic to lift the men's doubles trophy after a hard fought four hours and 39 minutes match.

It was the first Wimbledon title and fifth title of 2017 for the Polish-Brazilian pair.

They had earlier won two titles each on clay and grass courts.

Women's doublesEkaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina swoosh away the title

Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina proved their complete dominance against Hao-Ching Chan and Monica Niculescu to win the women's doubles title 6-0, 6-0 in 55 minutes.

After winning the French Open and US Open, it was the third Grand Slam win for the reigning Olympic champions.

The duo were runners up at London in 2015.

16 Jul 2017Wimbledon: Federer wins record eighth title

19th Grand Slam win for Federer

With the 2017 Wimbledon title Roger Federer took his total tally of Grand Slam singles title to 19, the most by any male player in history. He has won eight Wimbledon titles, five titles each at Australian Open and US Open, and one French Open.