Wimbledon titles hard won
Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title after defeating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 under a closed roof on Centre Court. The 2012 Wimbledon men's final witnessed a fierce battle between Murray and Federer.
Federer took his fifth game of the set on a drop shot near the net that Murray had no chance of reaching. Murray, faulting once on nearly every serve, was able to continue to stay alive in the final set and take a 40-15 lead, but Federer battled back and tied the game 40-40. After picking up the advantage, Murray hung on and pushed the set to 5-4. Federer quickly tied the game, however, and went on to pick up point after point on his way to win the game, set and match.
In the women's final, Serena Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska to clinch a hard-fought 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory and earn her fifth Wimbledon singles title. Her singles victory is Williams's 14th Grand Slam title and follows Wimbledon singles victories in 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2010.
It is also her first victory since spending almost a year out of action between summer 2010 and 2011 with a leg injury and subsequent pulmonary embolism.
The world number three, Radwanska, seemed to lack the energy to realise her hopes of countering Williams's clubbing baseline power with guile and touch.
A brief rain shower appeared to have opposite effects on the pair however, as Radwanska emerged revitalised and Williams's forehand grew increasingly erratic.