Wimbledon stories from the SI Vault

• For Love And Money By Joe Jares, July 15, 1974 Jimmy and Chris -- soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Connors -- won on Centre Court and led off the Wimbledon Ball to the tune of a jingling cash register. His Earth, His Realm, His England By Curry Kirkpatrick, July 13, 1981 John McEnroe drew censure -- but also gained admiration -- as he stopped Bjorn Borg at Wimbledon.

Nine's So Fine! By Curry Kirkpatrick, July 16, 1990 Martina Navratilova made Centre Court hers alone by winning a record ninth championship at Wimbledon.

Alone, At The Top By S.L. Price, July 14, 1997 Wimbledon, which he won with majestic ease, showed that Pete Sampras may be the best tennis player ever -- and that there's no American remotely like him on the horizon.

The Spin Master By L. Jon Wertheim, July 14, 2008 Imposing his game on grass, Rafael Nadal ripped powerful topspin and sidespin shots to dethrone Roger Federer in a Wimbledon marathon that was the greatest match of all time.

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