Men’s Tennis champions : 27 Week 2013






Andy Murray beams from the front pages of every British national newspaper on Monday.

The Scot became the first British male singles titlist at The Championships since Fred Perry in 1936 with a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final at Wimbledon.

Newspapers produced souvenir editions with front page headlines including, ‘History Boy’, ‘Champion’, ‘Magical Murray’, ‘At Last’, ‘After 77 Years, The Wait Is Over’ and ‘Now it’ll be arise, Sir Andy!’

The Times leader noted that, “In winning the men’s singles title, Andy Murray achieved something that nobody present on Centre Court at Wimbledon under the age of 77 had seen. His victory brings to an end the longest wait in British sporting life.”

The Daily Telegraph wrote, “Finally, the ghost of Fred Perry can rest… In ending this long and anguished wait; Murray enters the pantheon of the true great of British sport.”

The Independent declared, “It was a day Britain thought would never come… This was one of the great days.”

The Guardian leader wrote, “The nation was agog with expectation. But an individual wins a championship, not a nation.”

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women’s Tennis champions : 27 Week 2013





LONDON — Ever since she was a kid, practicing until midnight with her father, Marion Bartoli went about playing tennis her own way.

The two-handed strokes for backhands, forehands, even volleys. The hopping in place and practice swings between points, which help her focus. The unusual setup for serves — no ball-bouncing, arms crossed, right wrist resting on her left thumb before the toss.

Whatever works, right? This unique Wimbledon, appropriately enough, produced a unique champion in the ambidextrous Bartoli, the 15th-seeded Frenchwoman who won her first Grand Slam title by beating 23rd-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-1, 6-4 Saturday in an error-filled, one-sided final that was far from a classic.

“It’s always been a part of my personality to be different. I think being just like the other one is kind of boring. I really embrace the fact of being a bit different and doing something that not everyone is,” the 28-year-old Bartoli said. “I actually love that part of my game, being able to have something different.”

She certainly stands alone.

This was Bartoli’s 47th Grand Slam tournament, the most ever played by a woman before earning a championship.

She is the only woman in the 45-year Open era to win Wimbledon playing two-fisted shots off both wings (Monica Seles, Bartoli’s inspiration for that unusual style, collected her nine major titles elsewhere).

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