|This is the definitive story of the 124th Championships. In the Men's Singles, the world number one Rafael Nadal returned to SW19 having missed Wimbledon last year with knee injuries. He was determined to recapture the crown he had won in 2008. In the Women's Singles, defending champion Serena Williams was attempting to win her 13th Grand Slam title. |
The 2010 Championships was a royal tournament thanks to the first visit to The All England Club by Her Majesty the Queen for thirty-three years. It was also a record-breaking occasion in many ways, most notably in an unforgettable first round marathon Men's Singles match between the American John Isner and France's Nicholas Mahut which ended 70-68 in the fifth set, smashing virtually every record in the sport.
Serena Williams defeated Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in the Women's Final. She served 89 aces throughout the Championships, beating her own record set in 2009.
In the Men's Final Rafael Nadal secured his second Wimbledon title defeating Federer's conqueror Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to take his tally of Grand Slam titles to eight.