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.