July 05, 2010

Wimbledon stories from the SI Vault

• For Love And MoneyBy Joe Jares, July 15, 1974Jimmy 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 EnglandBy Curry Kirkpatrick, July 13, 1981John McEnroe drew censure -- but also gained admiration -- as he stopped Bjorn Borg at Wimbledon.

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

Alone, At The TopBy S.L. Price, July 14, 1997Wimbledon, 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 MasterBy L. Jon Wertheim, July 14, 2008Imposing 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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