Fifty parting thoughts from Wimbledon

Sunday July 7th, 2013
Andy Murray is the first British man to win the Wimbledon title since Fred Perry in 1936.
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Gianluigi Quinzi of Italy beat the bespectacled Hyeon Chung of Korea to win the boys' title.

Serena Williams squandered a 3-0 third-set lead in a fourth-round loss to Sabine Lisicki.
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France's Marion Bartoli won the Wimbledon title without dropping a set as the No. 15 seed.
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• The WTA held a lovely event celebrating its 40th anniversary last Sunday at the All England Club. Azarenka and Venus Williams were unable to attend because of injuries. Kim Clijsters was absent on account of her pregnancy. Steffi Graf was absent, too. Otherwise, every former No. 1 player from 1973 to the present -- from Margaret Court to Monica Seles to Justine Henin to Jennifer Capriati to Serena Williams -- gathered, met (in some cases for the first time) and shared stories. Seeing Billie Jean King sit between Serena and Sharapova was, somehow, symbolic as well. I encourage you to watch the video and check out photos from the gala.

Fernando Verdasco relied on his big forehand to make the quarterfinals.
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The Bryan brothers are the reigning champions at all four Grand Slams and the Summer Olympics.
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"Likewise, if players can -- and should -- endorse watches and candy and banks, plug their fashion lines and charitable foundations, there's something disingenuous about demanding 'tennis questions only.' At a time when the sport has so many stories to tell, so many ways to tell them, and a global audience dying for more than 'I-take-it-one-match-at-a-time' pap, this interview Cerberus serves the best interest of precisely no one. The days of the Fleet Street tabloid press asking inappropriate questions is long gone. This guy's tenure should be, too. Rant over."

Eugenie Bouchard, 19, made the third round at Wimbledon in her second appearance in a Grand Slam main draw.
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Have a great week, everyone. We'll do it again at the U.S. Open.

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