Wimbledon 2011 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Wild day at Wimbledon: Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova lose
Federer, Sharapova and Azarenka were three of seven players who have been ranked No. 1 that departed in a span of about 8
- Steve Darcis: The unseeded Belgian who knocked Nadal out of Wimbledon
Darcis' career best singles ranking of 44 may not have posed a serious threat to Nadal but his ability to fight and shock veterans has been seen previously as well.
- Abs-fab Novak Djokovic happy to be entertainer
Djokovic will open his Wimbledon campaign on Monday against Germany's Florian Mayer who he beat in the quarter-finals last year. Despite not having played a competitive grasscourt warm-up event, Djokovic said he needed time to recover after his dramatic five-set, semi-final defeat to Rafael Nadal at the French Open earlier this month.
- Ten years on, Roger Federer faces historic Wimbledon bid
Ten years after Roger Federer made his Grand Slam breakthrough at Wimbledon, the 17-time major winner returns to the All England Club next week as defending champion, but with the clock ticking.
- Murray's quest being powered by admiration for Messi
Andy Murray may be Britain's hero in the run-up to his historic clash against Roger Federer for the Wimbledon title. For the 25-year-old however, Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the epitome of sporting excellence and a 'real hero.'
- Got 7000 dollars? You can watch Murray at Wimbledon
Andy Murray was on Friday, attempting to become the first British man in 74 years to reach the Wimbledon final, an event so rare that Centre Court tickets were being sold for up to
- Maria Kirilenko has superstar bagman
Russian blonde Maria Kirilenko reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time on Monday and celebrated by showing off her personal bag carrier -- ice hockey superstar Alexander Ovechkin.
- Olympic tennis headed for Wimbledon
Chris Evert played in the Olympics only once, and she recalls taking the court at 9 a.m. and losing a third-round match to an obscure opponent in front of 50 spectators.
- 'No riff-raff please, we're Wimbledon': Dress code instruction
No jeans, flip flops and short skirts at this years' Wimbledon for members of the All England Club, as organisers issued a dress code for the first time amid concerns of slipping sartorial standards.
- Serena Williams has 'no intention of stopping'
Just in case there were any doubts out there, Serena Williams wants to make perfectly clear that she's going to be around tennis awhile longer. So is older sister Venus.
- I can cope with Wimbledon pressure: Murray
Andy Murray insists he is relishing life in the Wimbledon spotlight as he prepares to launch his latest bid to end Britain's long wait for a male champion at the grass-court grand slam.
- Nadal refuses to talk up 'arrogant' Wimbledon bid
Rafael Nadal insists it would be "arrogant and crazy" to start thinking about following his record-breaking seventh French Open title with more glory at Wimbledon.