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17 Jul 2017

What made this year's Wimbledon special?

Records broken at Wimbledon 2017

The two week long Wimbledon Champions concluded in London last night.

The oldest tournament in the sport, this year's Wimbledon was a real entertainer for the audience all over the world. It saw quite a few records broken and history being made.

Federer was obviously the talk of the town!

Let us have a look at what made news at this year's Wimbledon.

In context

Records broken at Wimbledon 2017
Oldest player to win Wimbledon

Roger Federer

Oldest player to win Wimbledon

Roger Federer achieved the feat of winning the eighth Wimbledon title of his career, the most by any male player in the history of the tournament.

Not only that, he also became the oldest player to win at Wimbledon at the age of 35.

Federer won the tournament without dropping a set, another first for the world number three.

First British woman in semis since 1978

Johanna Konta defeated Simona Halep and became the first British woman to reach the semi-finals of the tournament since Virginia Wade in 1978. Johanna's run did not last long as she lost to Venus Williams in the semis.

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Women's singles

First Wimbledon title for Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza defeated Venus Williams and became the second Spanish woman to win a singles title in the 146-year old history of Wimbledon.

Apart from claiming her first Wimbledon title, she also became the first person to defeat both the Williams sisters - Serena and Venus, to win a Grand Slam.

Garbine had defeated Serena in the 2016 French Open final.

Venus became the oldest finalist

At the age of 37, United States' Venus Williams became the oldest finalist in 23 years. However, she could not win the final, succumbing to Garbine in straight sets.

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