Photo gallery: A look back at Wimbledon

By The Associated Press

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, July 8 2012 10:00 a.m. MDT

Spectators shelter under umbrellas as they watch Novak Djokovic of Serbia face Roger Federer of Switzerland in a men's semifinals match as rain delays play on the outer courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Friday, July 6, 2012.

Alastair Grant, Associated Press

Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title Sunday, beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 under a closed roof on Centre Court.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion excelled once the roof was closed early in the third set, giving Murray little chance to end Britain's 76-year wait for a homegrown men's champion.

For Serena Williams, the low point came in early 2011, when she spent hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depressing series of health scares that sent her to the hospital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months.

The high point came Saturday on Centre Court at Wimbledon, when Williams dropped down to the grass, hands covering her face. She was all the way back, a Grand Slam champion yet again.

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