After two weeks of intense drama, high-voltage action and some edge-of-a-seat matches, the Wimbledon Championships 2021 concluded on Sunday, that is, on 11th July 2021. Not everybody’s cup of tea, the hallowed grass courts asked some tough questions, specially during the initial stages of the tournament where players regularly slipped and this led to 23-time Major winner Serena Williams forcing to retire from the first round itself.
However, this didn’t affect the performance of the top-seeds on either side of the single’s category. World No.1 Novak Djokovic claimed his third Grand Slam of the year by outclassing debutant finalist Matteo Berrettini 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. With this, Djokovic with 20 Majors, has equalled the record of most Grand Slams won along with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
On the other hand, World No.1 Ashleigh Barty claimed the second Grand Slam of her career by edging past Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in a hard-fought encounter.
Indian-American Samir Banerjee claims top honours in Boy’s Singles
There was something to cheer for India too at Wimbledon as Indian-origin Samir Banerjee, representing USA, breezed past compatriot Victor Lilov in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.
Elsewhere, the No.1 seed Croatian pair of Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic overcame the challenge of Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 to lift the men’s doubles title. In women’s doubles, the Russian combine of Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova narrowly lost to the pair of Hsieh Su-Wei and Elise Mertens 6-3, 5-7, 7-9 in arguably the closest final of this year’s Wimbledon.
|Men’s Singles||Novak Djokovic|
|Women’s Singles||Ashleigh Barty|
|Women’s Doubles||Hsieh Su-Wei and Elise Mertens|
|Men’s Doubles||Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic|
|Mixed Doubles||Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk|
|Boy’s Singles||Samir Banerjee|
|Girl’s Singles||Ane Mintegi Del Olmo|
|Boy’s Doubles||Edas Butvilas and Alejandro Manzanera Pertusa|
|Girl’s Doubles||Kristina Dmitruk and Diana Shnaider|
|Men’s quad wheelchair singles champion||Dylan Alcott|
|Men’s quad wheelchair doubles||Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner|
|Men’s wheelchair singles title||Joachim Gerard|
|Women’s wheelchair doubles||Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley|
|Women’s wheelchair singles||Diede De Groot|
|Men’s wheelchair doubles||Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid|
While in mixed doubles, it was a dilemma for the home crowd to either rejoice or get disappointed as the British-American combine of Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk outclassed all-British duo of Joe Salisbury and Darriet Hart in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 to bring the curtains down on the Wimbledon 2021 on a grand note.