The 2015 Wimbledon proved to be a memorable tournament for India as three Indian tennis players returned home as champions in their respective categories.
Things go as expected in the Singles
Most of the fans and pundits had their money on Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic this year and it proved to be a profitable bet. Djokovic cruised through the tournament with some impressive performances and was pitted up against Roger Federer in the final. Federer was one of the surprise packages of this year’s Wimbledon. We saw the old Federer at certain instances, but when it came to the final, Federer missed his beat.
In the Women’s Singles, Serena Williams looked dominating from the first round itself. She did have some hurdles here and there, but the American came through the challenges strongly. She set up the summit clash with upcoming Spanish sensation Garbine Mugurza in the final and won the match comfortably with a scoreline of 6-4, 6-4. This was Serena’s sixth Wimbledon crown.
Triple delight for India at Wimbledon
Martina Hingis proved to be the lucky charm for Indians in the Mixed Doubles and Women’s Doubles categories. In mixed doubles, Hingis paired up with Leander Paes to win the championship. This was the 16th Grand Slam Championship for Paes who is still going strong at the age of 42. Paes and Hingis defeated Alexander Peya and Timea Babos 6-1, 6-1 in the final.
While it was 16th for Leander, Sania Mirza clinched her first Wimbledon title when she won the Women’s Doubles alongside Hingis. In the process, Hingis became the first woman to win two titles at Wimbledon after 2003 and Sania became the first Indian woman to capture the Wimbledon Women’s Doubles title. They defeated the team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5.
In the Men’s Doubles, Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau defeated Jamie Murray and John Peers 7-6,6-4,6-4 to clinch the title.
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