Wimbledon 2013 Features
- For father, Marion Bartoli is 'my beautiful daughter'
While BBC commentator had made an insensitive remark on the Wimbledon champion's looks only to apologise later, Dr. Walther Bartoli says he is hardly angry because he shares an unbelievable relationship with his daughter.
- Wimbledon: When Andy Murray almost forgot to hug his mother after win
Andy Murray's mother - Judy - has been an ardent fan of her son. On Sunday however, the 26-year-old won the Wimbledon title and almost forgot to hug her after celebrating with girlfriend Kim Sears and close acquaintances in the seating area.
- Not just playing Wimbledon, but living it
The grass courts, ivy-covered walls, roses, and purple and white hydrangeas. The wooden benches, picnic tables and canvas patio chairs. Live music every day, Pimm's, Champagne, strawberries and cream. It's like having a backyard party with 40,000 of your closest friends.
- 1936 - year of Britain's last Wimbledon champion until now
AFP Sports looks back at the major events of 1936 which put Murray's achievement into perspective:
- Wimbledon: Andy Murray, from near-misses to giddy accomplishments
World number 2 Andy Murray became the first Britisher to win Wimbledon title in 77 years when he beat world number one Novak Djokovic at Centre Court on Sunday.
- Marion Bartoli: From oblivion to glory
Known for her unorthodox and intense style of play, Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli was not the crowd favourite on Saturday. But her 6-1 6-4 win over Sabine Lisicki was unambiguous and masterful as she became the 2103 Wimbledon champ.
- Wimbledon WAGS Jelena Ristic, Kim Sears in Centre Court spotlight
Ristic and Sears wear their hearts on their sleeves and often appear to be suffering more than the players when the going gets tough on court.
- Fred Perry, Wimbledon outsider to Hollywood star
When Fred Perry, the country's last champion, won his third and final Wimbledon title in 1936, the victory was received with muted praise and ongoing suspicion of the brash, self-confident northerner.
- Novak Djokovic, from sick-note Serb to Grand Slam warrior
The 26-year-old world number one is the sport's greatest warrior whose steely Serbian eyes are firmly trained on a second Wimbledon title and seventh career Grand Slam trophy in his 11th final at a major.
- Andy Murray stays cool in heat of Wimbledon history
Murray, with over $27 million banked from his career, does not suffer fools gladly and talks straight, his often unsmiling demeanour at odds with a man known as a joker amongst his close friends.
- Sabine Lisicki, smiling German with an allergy to grass
A crippling ankle injury in 2010 as well as a bizarre allergy to grass almost conspired to wreck her dream of ever featuring in a Wimbledon final.
- Sabine Lisicki - The Boom Boom girl out to create history
Sabine Lisicki advanced to her first Wimbledon final a couple of hours after Marion Bartoli reached her second.
- Djokovic, Murray unplugged: Answer question on dogs, politicians and Buddhism
After each match, both are required to attend lengthy media conferences where the questions range from the mundane to the mysterious.
- Wimbledon 2013: Upsets and injuries on court, romance and tiffs off it
The All England Tennis Club is synonymous with tennis. For several current and former stars, it is also where they found love, passion and commitment.
- It's as if Djokovic is made out of elastic
The subject of the interview at Wimbledon was flexibility, and Novak Djokovic was asked if he knew about Gumby.
- Wimbledon 2013: Love, marriage, divorce in the air
Black hearts, messy divorces, mixed doubles blossoming into marriage and a day pass which also ended in a lifetime commitment.
- Sabine Lisicki, Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens: Rising from adversity and making it into an unlikely semifinals field
Before Tuesday's quarterfinals began, one thing was certain: For the first time since the 2011 Australian Open, the women's semifinals at a major would be without at least one of the top three players: Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka or Maria Sharapova. Instead, No. 15 Bartoli will play No. 20 Flipkens, and No. 23 Lisicki will play No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, last y...
- Young guns firing blanks at Wimbledon
World number one Novak Djokovic was 20 when he won his first major at the 2008 Australian Open while Roger Federer was 21 when he lifted his maiden Grand Slam trophy at Wimbledon in 2003.