Last weekend the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament came to an end with a number of special champions named.
In the women’s singles final, Czech player Marketa Vondrousova achieved a fairy tale win, becoming the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title. Despite being ranked 42nd in the world and missing six months of last season due to injury, Vondrousova showed great composure to defeat sixth seed Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4. Her journey to the final included victories over five seeded players.
In the men’s final Carlos Alcaraz made history at Wimbledon by dethroning Novak Djokovic and winning the All England Club title.
In a thrilling five-set match, the 18-year-old Spaniard showed his immense talent and determination, defeating the 20-time Grand Slam champion. Djokovic, who had dominated Wimbledon for the past decade, couldn’t find a way to stop the young sensation from claiming victory. Alcaraz’s triumph signals a changing of the guard in men’s tennis and highlights his potential as a rising star in the sport.
In the men’s doubles final, Britain’s Neal Skupski and his Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof claimed victory, earning Skupski his first Grand Slam title. This win also made Skupski the first Briton since 1926 to win both the mixed and men’s doubles titles at Wimbledon. Skupski and Koolhof have been playing together for 18 months and had set winning a Grand Slam as one of their goals for this year.
In the wheelchair doubles competition, British duo Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid secured their fifth Wimbledon men’s wheelchair doubles title. They defeated Japan’s Takuya Miki and Tokito Oda in a thrilling match, coming from behind to win 3-6, 6-0, 6-3. Hewett and Reid have now won a total of 18 Grand Slam doubles titles together.