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2007 Wimbledon Championships

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Date  25 June – 8 July
Category  Grand Slam (ITF)
Attendance  444,810
Edition  121st
Surface  Grass
2007 Wimbledon Championships
Location  Church Road SW19, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom

The 2007 Wimbledon Championships were held between 25 June and 8 July 2007. For the first time there was equal prize money for the men's and women's singles champions. Reconstruction work on Centre Court was in progress and thus it had no roof. It was also the first year that Hawk-eye was used at Wimbledon.

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The Gentlemen's final was won by Roger Federer for the fifth consecutive time, a feat only before achieved in the Open Era by Björn Borg. It was the third longest men's singles final of all time at 3 hours and 45 minutes. Venus Williams claimed the Ladies' Title by defeating Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, a surprise finalist who had defeated world number one at the time Justine Henin. For the first time in twenty years, the Championships saw a home player win a senior title as Jamie Murray won the mixed doubles with Serbian partner Jelena Janković.

Gentlemen's singles

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–2
Federer won his fifth consecutive title, equalling the modern-era record set by Björn Borg. It was also the first time that Federer had played five sets in the final of a Grand Slam.

Ladies' singles

Venus Williams defeated Marion Bartoli 6–4, 6–1
The final was fought between the two lowest seeds ever to appear in a Wimbledon final, with Williams starting the tournament as the no. 23 seed and Bartoli as the no. 18 seed.

Gentlemen's doubles

Arnaud Clément / Michaël Llodra defeated Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4, 6–4

• It was Clément's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title. • It was Llodra's 3rd career Grand Slam doubles title and his 1st at Wimbledon.

Ladies' doubles

Cara Black / Liezel Huber defeated Katarina Srebotnik / Ai Sugiyama 3–6, 6–3, 6–2

  • It was Black's 4th career Grand Slam doubles title and her 3rd at Wimbledon.
  • It was Huber's 3rd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 2nd at Wimbledon.
  • Mixed doubles

    Jelena Janković / Jamie Murray defeated Alicia Molik / Jonas Björkman 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
    This marked the first grand slam win of both Jelena Janković and Jamie Murray.

    Boys' singles

    Donald Young def. Vladimir Ignatic 7-5, 6-1

    Girls' singles

    Urszula Radwańska def. Madison Brengle 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

    Boys' doubles

    Daniel Lopez / Matteo Trevisan def. Roman Jebavý / Martin Kližan 7-6(5), 4-6, [10]-[8]

    Girls' doubles

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Urszula Radwańska def. Misaki Doi / Kurumi Nara 6-4, 2-6, [10]-[7]

    Gentlemen's invitation doubles

    Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis def. Mark Petchey / Chris Wilkinson 6-2, 6-2

    Senior gentlemen's invitation doubles

    Jeremy Bates / Anders Järryd def. Kevin Curren / Johan Kriek 6-3, 6-3

    Ladies' invitation doubles

    Jana Novotná / Helena Suková def. Ilana Kloss / Rosalyn Nideffer 6-3, 6-3

    Men's wheelchair doubles

    Robin Ammerlaan / Ronald Vink def. Shingo Kunieda / Satoshi Saida 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

    Tournament timeline

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    Comebacks

  • Martina Hingis had to save two match points against British wildcard Naomi Cavaday on Day 1, almost repeating her first-round exit from the 2001 championships. Hingis eventually went on to win the match 6-7, 7-5, 6-0.
  • Janko Tipsarević beat Fernando González 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 to advance to the fourth round. Tipsarević was ranked 64 and González was seeded 5 but ranked 6, and saved a match point over González.
  • Tim Henman defeated Carlos Moyà in round 1 after going down two sets to one in a match that lasted two days with a 5th set scoreline of 13-11. Henman failed to convert 6 match points before capitalizing from a double fault by Moya on the 7th match point.
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero also came back, this time from two sets to none down in a match suspended for 2 days, 7-5 in the 5th set against Jan Hájek.
  • Nikolay Davydenko made a remarkable comeback against Chris Guccione in round 2, losing the first 2 sets before winning 3-6 5-7 7-6 6-4 6-2. It was a special comeback because Davydenko, who had a previous horrific record on grass, made it into round 3 of Wimbledon for the first time.
  • Serena Williams made an unbelievable comeback against Daniela Hantuchová in the Fourth Round. Williams cramped in the second set at 5-5, 30-15 with Hantuchová serving. She was treated and played to a tiebreak when a rain delay halted play for almost 2 hours. Both players came back and finished the tiebreak, which Hantuchová won. Then in the third set, Williams started off slow but powered to a 6-2 6-7 6-2 win to advance to the quarterfinals against Justine Henin.
  • Venus Williams was almost knocked out by Alla Kudryavtseva in her first round match, when she won 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. She was down a set and possible break points before finally winning her match in three sets.
  • Venus Williams came back from one set all to win a match tightly against Akiko Morigami 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Morigami had been a game away from victory, but Venus was able to take control and dismiss Morigami.
  • Nicole Vaidišová knocked out defending champion Amélie Mauresmo in the fourth round to reach her first Wimbledon quarterfinal. After narrowly winning a first set tie-break and losing the second set to the title holder, Vaidišová came back to win 6-1 in the third set.
  • Marion Bartoli beat world number one Justine Henin in the women's singles semi-final after losing the first set 6-1 and being a break down in the second. She won the final set 6-1.
  • Ai Sugiyama and Katarina Srebotnik beat the top seeds Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur 1-6 6-3 6-2 after being down 6-1 3-0 in the ladies' doubles semifinal. This was Srebotnik's first Wimbledon final and Sugiyama's fifth.
  • Ana Ivanovic defeated Nicole Vaidišová 4-6 6-2 7-5 having been down a break in the second set and saving three match points at 3-5 down in the third set.
  • Prize Money

    On 24 April 2007, Wimbledon announced that the prize money would increase to £700,000 (US$1.4 million) for men and women singles champions. The total prize fund would be £11,282,710 (US$22,565,420) - the highest any tennis tournament has ever offered.

    The Wimbledon Championships adopted Hawk-Eye technology for the first time on Centre Court and Court 1. The Cyclops system was still used on other courts.

    Day 1

    Many matches were cancelled by rain, an ominous precursor to the entire tournament. Top seeds Roger Federer and Justine Henin managed to defeat their opponents easily. Philipp Kohlschreiber became the first seeded player to exit the tournament. Seeded players Martina Hingis and Patty Schnyder were pushed by their opponents, each playing 3 sets with Hingis saving 2 match points. Serena Williams, Marion Bartoli and Shahar Pe'er won their games simply.

  • Seeded players out: Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • Day 2

    Daniela Hantuchová easily dispatched Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Favourites such as Jelena Janković, Maria Sharapova, Amélie Mauresmo, Novak Djokovic, James Blake and Rafael Nadal won their matches with ease. However, Venus Williams was almost knocked out by Alla Kudryavtseva, when she won 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

  • Seeded players out: Dominik Hrbatý, Carlos Moyà, Filippo Volandri, Juan Mónaco and Olga Poutchkova
  • Day 3

    Andy Roddick and Richard Gasquet advanced towards third round, true to expectations. Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic, Martina Hingis and Serena Williams also beat their opponents with little difficulty. Lucky loser Alizé Cornet defeated ranked #42 Maria Kirilenko. Unfortunately the evening matches were delayed due to the rain.

  • Seeded players out: Samantha Stosur, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Sybille Bammer
  • Day 4

    Dinara Safina became today's highest-ranked woman to lose, while Tommy Robredo the highest-ranked man to lose on day 4. However, other seeded players like Ana Ivanovic, Elena Dementieva, Roger Federer and Marat Safin have done their jobs well and advanced towards third round. Also, Serena and Venus Williams returned to their doubles competitions by beating Anne Keothavong and Claire Curran in the first round.

  • Seeded players out: Tatiana Golovin, Francesca Schiavone, Tathiana Garbin, Martina Müller, Dinara Safina, Juan Ignacio Chela, David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo and Agustín Calleri
  • Doubles seeds out: Jeff Coetzee / Rogier Wassen, Yves Allegro / Jim Thomas; Vania King / Jelena Kostanić Tošić
  • Day 5

    The players who began their games at 11 o'clock were delayed by rain, but it did not affect Justine Henin, Jelena Janković and Patty Schnyder who all hastily completed their matches. Anna Chakvetadze is the highest-ranked woman to lose so far, while Fernando González became the highest-seeded man to lose so far.

  • Seeded players out: Alona Bondarenko, Lucie Šafářová, Anna Chakvetadze, Shahar Pe'er, Martina Hingis, Katarina Srebotnik, Fernando González, Ivan Ljubičić, Dmitry Tursunov, James Blake and Marat Safin
  • Doubles seeds out: Simon Aspelin / Julian Knowle, Jonas Björkman / Max Mirnyi, Ashley Fisher / Tripp Phillips, Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram; Dinara Safina / Roberta Vinci, Maria Elena Camerin / Gisela Dulko, Vera Dushevina / Tatiana Perebiynis, Tathiana Garbin / Paola Suárez
  • Day 6

    The tournament suffered massive rain disruptions, with Amélie Mauresmo and Maria Sharapova being the only singles players to complete (and win) their matches. The afternoon matches were also delayed by rain. Fans on Centre and Court 2 received full refunds; because they saw less than an hour of play, with Mauresmo's win lasting 57 minutes.

  • Seeded players out: Mara Santangelo and Ai Sugiyama
  • Middle Sunday

  • Seeded player out: Tommy Haas (injury)
  • Day 7

    There was a little bit of rain and a few surprises too. Although there was more rain, Justine Henin found time to advance to the quarterfinals, while Elena Dementieva surprised everyone by losing to an unseeded Tamira Paszek. Agnieszka Radwańska, after sending seeded Martina Müller out in the second round a few days earlier, couldn't do the same thing to Svetlana Kuznetsova. In a highly intense matach, Serena Williams cramped against Daniela Hantuchová late in a second set. Serena battled the injury, losing the second set tie-break but winning after a rain delay.

  • Seeded players out: Patty Schnyder, Elena Dementieva, Daniela Hantuchová, David Nalbandian and Jarkko Nieminen
  • Doubles seeds out: Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski, Martín García / Sebastián Prieto
  • Day 8

    Most of the women's 4th round matches were delayed by rain, however, some matches were completed; Svetlana Kuznetsova ended Tamira Paszek's dazzling run; 3rd seed and in-form Serb Jelena Janković was defeated by Marion Bartoli; and 2006 champion and 4th seed Amélie Mauresmo fell to Nicole Vaidišová.

  • Seeded players out: Amélie Mauresmo, Nadia Petrova, Jelena Janković and Guillermo Cañas
  • Day 9

    Rafael Nadal finally won his match against Robin Söderling, which had lasted since Saturday. Other winners today included Novak Djokovic, who advanced into 4th round and Andy Roddick, who is already in the quarterfinals. Richard Gasquet won his match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Maria Sharapova lost to Venus Williams in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 in one of the biggest upsets of the tournament. Justine Henin and Marion Bartoli became the first female semifinalists. The second round doubles match between Brazilians André Sá and Marcelo Melo against Paul Hanley and Kevin Ullyett set two Wimbledon records, one of most games played in a match (102) and the longest fifth set ever (28-26). This was the second longest match in the history of The Championships, at 5 hours and 58 minutes. The Brazilian duo won.

  • Seeded players out: Maria Sharapova, Michaëlla Krajicek, Serena Williams and Robin Söderling
  • Doubles seeds out: Jaroslav Levinský / David Škoch, Paul Hanley / Kevin Ullyett; Yung-Jan Chan / Chia-Jung Chuang, Maria Kirilenko / Elena Vesnina, Sania Mirza / Shahar Pe'er; Mike Bryan / Lisa Raymond, Simon Aspelin / Mara Santangelo, Jonathan Erlich / Elena Vesnina, Kevin Ullyett / Liezel Huber
  • Day 10

    Venus Williams became another semifinalist after her victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets again. Ana Ivanovic joined her when she won the match with Nicole Vaidišová, who could not take advantage of three match points she had in the final set, with Ivanovic eventually triumphing 7-5. Novak Djokovic, Marcos Baghdatis, Tomáš Berdych and Rafael Nadal qualified into quarterfinals today. Nadal battled through another 5-set match, although he completed this one on its scheduled day, without any suspensions due to rain.

  • Seeded players out: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nicole Vaidišová, Nikolay Davydenko, Jonas Björkman, Mikhail Youzhny and Lleyton Hewitt
  • Doubles seeds out: Anabel Medina Garrigues / Virginia Ruano Pascual; Rogier Wassen / Yung-Jan Chan, Bob Bryan / Samantha Stosur, Mark Knowles / Zi Yan
  • Day 11

    Rafael Nadal became the first male semifinalist, and was soon followed by defending champion Roger Federer and by fourth seed Novak Djokovic. Venus Williams is through to the Ladies' Singles final and Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli joins her making the biggest upset in the tournament - sending number one seeded Justine Henin out. Richard Gasquet, another French player, pulled off the biggest upset of the men's in taking out #3 seed and ranked Roddick. Roddick had a two set lead before Gasquet won the final 3 sets to book a semi final spot.

  • Seeded players out: Ana Ivanovic, Justine Henin, Tomáš Berdych, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marcos Baghdatis and Andy Roddick
  • Doubles seeds out: Lukáš Dlouhý / Pavel Vízner, Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor, Martin Damm / Leander Paes; Janette Husárová / Meghann Shaughnessy, Květa Peschke / Rennae Stubbs, Elena Likhovtseva / Tiantian Sun; Andy Ram / Nathalie Dechy, Paul Hanley / Tatiana Perebiynis, Todd Perry / Chia-Jung Chuang, Julian Knowle / Tiantian Sun
  • Day 12

    The final of the Men's Singles was determined, Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal, a repeat of the 2006 final and French Open final. Federer won in straight sets against Richard Gasquet, whilst Nadal's opponent, Novak Djokovic, was forced to retire with the match balanced at one set all. Venus Williams won another Wimbledon title against Bartoli in straight sets. (6-4, 6-1)

  • Seeded players out: Marion Bartoli, Richard Gasquet and Novak Djokovic
  • Doubles seeds out: Fabrice Santoro / Nenad Zimonjić; Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur, Alicia Molik / Mara Santangelo; Leander Paes / Meghann Shaughnessy, Daniel Nestor / Elena Likhovtseva, Marcin Matkowski / Cara Black, Pavel Vízner / Květa Peschke
  • Day 13

    Roger Federer won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title after a five-set battle against Rafael Nadal, 3 sets to 2. Federer's supremacy on grass met a strong challenge from Nadal and the victory did not come easily for the Swiss. But Federer came through by winning the tiebreak in the first and third sets, and faced four break points before victory in the final set. Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra, beating number one seeded Bryan brothers, became the Gentlemen's Doubles champions, while Cara Black and Liezel Huber were victorious in the Ladies' Doubles final. Jamie Murray became the first British player to win a senior Wimbledon title in 20 years by winning the Mixed Doubles with Serbian partner Jelena Janković, beating Jonas Björkman and Alicia Molik in 3 sets. Urszula Radwańska maintained the family tradition winning the Girls' Singles title like her sister Agnieszka in 2005 and they became the first sisters to win it. Urszula also became the Girls' Doubles champion, playing with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The victor of Boys' Singles was Donald Young and the best boys' doubles team was Daniel Lopez and Matteo Trevisan.

  • Seeded player out: Rafael Nadal
  • Doubles seeds out: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan; Katarina Srebotnik / Ai Sugiyama; Jonas Björkman / Alicia Molik
  • Seeds

    The seeded players are listed below [1].

    Media coverage

    Broadcasters of the 2007 Wimbledon Championships were as follows:

    References

    2007 Wimbledon Championships Wikipedia


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