Men’s Tennis champions : 27 Week 2013

Ball of Timelessness

MURRAY’S HISTORIC

WIMBLEDON TRIUMPH

CELEBRATED

ACROSS

GREAT BRITAIN

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…

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women’s Tennis champions : 27 Week 2013

Ball of Timelessness

BARTOLI’S DREAM

COMES TRUE

AT

WIMBLEDON

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…

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