With Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka absence from the tournament this year Wimbledon started with , Roger Federer looking below his best standard and Novak Djokovic as hot favorit.
In early rounds Serena Williams injury was a big disappointment for tennis lovers. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion suffered the ankle injury during the early stages of her first-round match on Centre Court; Williams was in tears on court as she tried to serve at 3-3 and then retired from the match shortly after and had to be helped off court.
Second big event was when Roger Federer lost in Quarter final to No. 14 seeded Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0. Tennis fans were hoping to see Federer and Novak Jokivich in Wimbledon 2021 finals.
Wimbledon 2021 Women’s Final
Ashleigh Barty, defeated No. 8 seed Karolína Plíšková in three sets, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 on Saturday in the women’s final in London. This was Barty’s second Grand Slam singles title in his career, after he won the French Open this year. For the fourth time in a row, the Venus Rosewater Dish has been presented to a first-time Wimbledon winner at the All England Club.
Both Plíšková, and Barty, were playing their first Wimbledon women’s final. Barty is the first top seed to win Wimbledon since Serena Williams in 2016.
“This is incredible,”
Barty said in her post-match interview on the court.
“I genuinely have to thank every single person in this stadium, you have made my dream so special, so thank you so much.”
Wimbledon 2021 Men’s Final
As hot favorite Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final at the Centre Court on Sunday. He won 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
In the list of most Grand Slam titles for men, he now shares the lead with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Despite a very strong start, Djokovic lost the first set and was tested frequently throughout. Matteo Berrettini showed dedication and tenacity in front of a crowd heavily in his favour, but Djokovic ultimately conquered his rival in four sets, winning 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
“It means none of us three will stop; I think that’s what it means,”
Djokovic laughed when asked in his on-court interview what it means to have equalled Federer and Nadal.
“I have to pay great tribute to Rafa and Roger. They are legends of our sport and they are the two most important players I have faced in my career. They are the reason that I am where I am today. They’ve helped me realise what I need to do to improve to get stronger mentally, physically, tactically.