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Wimbledon 2016: Records Created and Broken

Wimbledon 2016: Records Created and Broken

This year’s Wimbledon Championship has witnessed some fabulous matches and in the process some amazing records have been set through the course of the tournament. We at Essentially Sports take a look at the most significant records created.

1. Serena’s record equalling Grand Slam Haul

 

Winner US player Serena Williams (L) poses with the winner's trophy, the Venus Rosewater Dish, next to runner up Germany's Angelique Kerber (R) after the women's singles final on the thirteenth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 553856177
Winner US player Serena Williams (L) poses with the winner’s trophy, the Venus Rosewater Dish, next to runner up Germany’s Angelique Kerber (R) after the women’s singles final on the thirteenth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

Following her success at SW19, Serena Williams, the World No.1, won her 22nd Grand Slam title to tie her with Steffi Graff of Germany for the most no. of Grand Slam titles in the Open Era, by a woman. It also establishes Serena Williams as one of the greatest players in the modern era to have graced the sport. She has also won her 9th title after turning 30. The previous best being 3 titles.

2. Single Wheelchair Title

For the first time in history, The Wimbledon Championships were witness to the Wheelchair Singles Event. The Men’s Singles Wheelchair event was won by Gordon Reid of Great Britain, while the Women’s Singles Wheelchair event was won by Jiske Griffioen of Netherlands.

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