Wimbledon 2016 – Who Walked Away Victorious?
The 2016 Wimbledon finals proved to be one of the most historic milestones as we were all left speechless at the end results!
Andy Murray and Serena Williams were the big winners as they walked away with the grand slam titles proving once again that Tennis can sometimes rule the world. Andy Murray won his third Grand Slam and his second Wimbledon title. Williams made history when she took home yet another title, this is her 22nd Grand Slam title which makes her new title a tie with Steffi Graft for most Grand Slam’s in the open era.
Williams was on fire as she also won her 16th Grand Slam doubles titles. In total, Williams has won 14 titles with sister Venus Williams and two mixed-doubles titles with Max Mirnyi. It was a bittersweet match for Elena Vesnina as she lost to Williams 6-2, 6-0 in 48 minutes. Mirnyi might have lost the match, however, she has risen 25 spots in the WTA Tour rankings.
Although Milos Raonic lost to Murray, he made history when he became the first Canadian man to play in a Grand Slam final! The furthest Raonic has gotten was the semi-finals at the Australian Open which took place earlier this year.
“I have definitely had some sleepless nights with a lot of stuff, coming so close and feeling it and not being able to get there. This tournament I came in with a different mindset. In Melbourne I thought I played well but Angelique played great and better. So I knew going into this one I needed to be calm and be confident and play the tennis I’ve been playing for well over a decade. One thing I learned about last year is to enjoy the moment,” said Williams. “I’m definitely going to enjoy this”.
Once calm, Murray told BBC’S Sue Barker: “I’ve had some great moments here and some tough losses, and I’m proud to have my hands on the trophy again. I played really good stuff today. Milos has had a great few weeks on the grass. He’s one of the harder workers out there. And a huge thank you to everyone who came out to support me. The prime minister’s here as well. Playing in Wimbledon final is tough, but I wouldn’t want to be prime minister. It’s an impossible job.”