Like every other season, this season of the Wimbledon Championships was an exciting one! Here are some interesting things that happened:
- Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina won her first Grand Slam title in the women’s singles category after an interesting match with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur. Rybakina is also the first major champion in Kazakhstan. Jabeur, meanwhile, is the first Arab or North African person and the first African woman to make it to a major final in the Open era.
- In the men’s singles final, after a nail-biting face-off, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won his seventh Wimbledon and 21st Grand Slam title after beating Australia’s Nick Kyrgios. Now, Novak Djokovic has the second most Grand Slam titles among men. This is Djokovic’s fourth consecutive Wimbledon win. The Men’s Singles final was also Nick Kyrgios’s first Grand Slam final.
- Germany’s Tatjana Maria made it to her first semifinals match this season after impressive wins against Maria Sakkari, Jelena Ostapenko and Jule Niemeier. Maria, at 34, also became the oldest player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time. She was finally defeated by her close friend, Ons Jabeur.
- Spain’s former junior champion, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, had a season full of ups and downs. It started with a thumb injury, went onto an exciting match and a win against Hubert Hurkacz. It ended with a point penalty and a loss after he deliberately hit a ball out of the court in exasperation.
- World No. 1 Polish player Iga Swiatek’s streak of 37 unbeaten matches was broken by France’s Alize Cornet. This unforgettable performance comes after Cornet beat Serena Williams eight years ago.
We are already excited for the next season! Are you too?