How the 2012 Wimbledon final went

In 2012, the tournament according to tradition was held for 14 days a month and a half before the first Monday in August. Tennis players competed for prizes in five varieties of Wimbledon: Men’s Single, Women’s Single, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed (Mixed). In doubles and mixed tournaments, partners do not have to be residents of the same country, which is why these meetings are more popular with spectators.

Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland and American Serena Williams, whose name has long been rumored by all tennis fans, reached the final of the women’s singles tournament of Wimbledon 2012. The final match between the girls was played in two stages as the first game had to be interrupted due to heavy rain after the first set, won 6-1 by Williams. The victory of the match for the fifth time was won by the American with the score 6-1 5:7 6-2.

The final of the men’s tournament was more dramatic as six-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer of Switzerland and Scot Andy Marray (a favourite of the local public) advanced to the final, who visited the second racket of the world and often took second or third places at the Wimbledon tournament. Since Britain’s men had never won a tournament since 1938, there were high hopes for Murray. Yet Federer won a convincing victory and became a seven-time Wimbledon champion, thus he repeated the record of tennis legend, American Pete Sampras. The score of the meeting is 4:6, 7:5, 6:3, 6:4.

The women’s doubles tournament was predictable enough, as the original favorites in it were the Williams sisters (Serena and Vinus). They, having overcome all the competitors on their way, reached the final, where they overcame the national team from the Czech Republic represented by Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecka. The final score of this Wimbledon tournament is 7:5 6:4.

The winners of the men’s doubles event were a mixed team consisting of Great Britain’s Jonathan Marray and Denmark’s Frederik Nielsen. Both tennis players won Wimbledon for the first time, in their interviews both hope for continued collaboration. With the score 4:6, 6:4, 7:6, 6:7, 6:3 they managed to win over another mixed team composed of Robert Lindstedt (Sweden) and Hor Tetseu (Romania).

The winners of the mixed tournament were America’s representatives Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan, who defeated Russia’s Elena Vesnina and India’s Leander Paes in the final. All finals were shown on Russian sports TV channels (Eurosport, “Rossiya 2″) live.

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