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2013 Wimbledon

Jul 08, 2013

Put the kettle on, it's time for a look at the most famous British event... Wimbledon. This Grand Slam tennis championship wrapped up over the weekend with some amazing results and some good news for the people of the UK. So if you want to find out what happened at the 2013 Wimbledon Finals, Bob's your Uncle and here we go!

77-Year Sigh of Relief

Murraculous!Murraculous!Courtesy of ATP

The Brits have been waiting 77 years for a hometown hero to win Wimbledon, and this year they have crowned Andy Murray as their savior. Andy defeated the number one seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets; 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. It wasn't even close! But give Novak some credit as everybody in the building except for his mom and dad were cheering for Andy.

Andy Murray with his trophy!Andy Murray with his trophy!

Marion the Master

Marionvolous!Marionvolous!Courtesy of ATP

Marion Bartolli is the new champion of Ladies tennis. This french woman made it to the Wimbledon Finals 6 years ago but fell to the once-powerful Venus Williams. Well Marion is back and this little 5 '7' bundle of jolt destroyed her tall, muscular opponent Sabine Lisicki in 2 straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Most people have never even heard of these two finalists so you could say women's tennis is changing with lots of potential champions.

Marion Bartolli with her trophy!Marion Bartolli with her trophy!

Booming Brothers

Bryan Boom!Bryan Boom!Courtesy of ATP

Nobody really cares that much about Doubles' Tennis but that might soon change as two brothers are stirring the gossip pot with unbelievable results. Their names are Bob and Mike Bryan from the USA, and after their Wimbledon championship, they now hold all 4 Grand Slam Championship trophies. They are the first Doubles team to accomplish this since 1952.

The Bryan Brothers with with trophies!The Bryan Brothers with with trophies!

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