After two exciting weeks of Wimbledon, Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza each emerged as champions for men's and women's singles. Muguruza (from Spain) defeated Venus Williams in a grueling match that left us at the edge of our seats, simultaneously rooting for Venus and secretly hoping to see a 23-year-old perceived underdog take the crown. In her first grand-slam final since 2008, Venus also suffered her first 6-0 defeat. This marked Muguruza's second grand slam.
In the men's match, Federer handily defeated Marin Cilic, who apparently was plagued by a painful blister that threw him off his game both mentally and physically. This serves as a reminder for all of us that even elite athletes can get too into their own heads!
At 35 years old, the win marked Federer's eighth Wimbledon title and 19th grand slam, making him the second best tennis athlete of all time after Serena Williams, who has had a whopping 23 grand slams in her career - the most recent of which she won while pregnant.
Other Notable Wimbledon Moments
Even without with men's and women's single's final, this year's tournament was particularly eventful. On "Manic Monday," as it is colloquially known - the second Monday when all remaining men and women play on the same day - Gilles Muller defeated Rafael Nadal in an unbelievable 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 marathon that lasted four whole hours. There were several incredible upsets as well, including Stan Wawrinka losing to unseeded Daniil Medvedev on Day 1 of the tournament, and Madison Brengle defeating odds-on favorite 11th seed Petra Kvitova.
After a crazy amount of consecutive hours watching some very anxiety-inducing tennis, Love Squad would like to congratulate Muguruza, Federer, and all of the Wimbledon winners.
We can't wait till next year!
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