Wimbledon Memories

Jun 28, 2015, 15:25 PM IST
In this July 6, 2002 file photo, Serena Williams, left, holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus, right, to win the Women's Singles final on the Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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In this July 6, 2002 file photo, Serena Williams, left, holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus, right, to win the Women's Singles final on the Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

In this July 2, 1988 file photo, Germany's Steffi Graf holds up the Championship Plate, after beating defending champion Martina Navratilova at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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In this July 2, 1988 file photo, Germany's Steffi Graf holds up the Championship Plate, after beating defending champion Martina Navratilova at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

In this July 7, 1990 file photo, Martina Navratilova celebrates during the Ladies Singles Championship match with fellow American, Zina Carrison at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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In this July 7, 1990 file photo, Martina Navratilova celebrates during the Ladies Singles Championship match with fellow American, Zina Carrison at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

In this 1971 file photo, Australia's Evonne Goolagong shown in action during the All-England Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England.
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In this 1971 file photo, Australia's Evonne Goolagong shown in action during the All-England Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England.

In this July 4, 1975 file photo, U.S. tennis star Billie Jean King holds up the trophy after winning her sixth singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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In this July 4, 1975 file photo, U.S. tennis star Billie Jean King holds up the trophy after winning her sixth singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

In this 1970 file photo Margaret Court of Australia holds her trophy aloft after winning the women's singles, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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In this 1970 file photo Margaret Court of Australia holds her trophy aloft after winning the women's singles, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

In this July 6, 1957 file photo, Althea Gibson of New York city, holding the large gold plate presented to her as the winner of the Women's Singles Tennis title at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, is kissed by her opponent, Darlene Hard. Gibson became the first black player, male or female, to win Wimbledon when she defeated fellow American Hard in the final. She ended up with five Grand Slam singles titles, including two Wimbledon crowns, and was twice named The Associated Press’ “Female Athlete of the Year.” Her pioneering didn’t end with tennis. In 1964, Gibson became the first black woman to play in the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
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In this July 6, 1957 file photo, Althea Gibson of New York city, holding the large gold plate presented to her as the winner of the Women's Singles Tennis title at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, is kissed by her opponent, Darlene Hard. Gibson became the first black player, male or female, to win Wimbledon when she defeated fellow American Hard in the final. She ended up with five Grand Slam singles titles, including two Wimbledon crowns, and was twice named The Associated Press’ “Female Athlete of the Year.” Her pioneering didn’t end with tennis. In 1964, Gibson became the first black woman to play in the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

In this July 5, 1952 file photo, Maureen
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In this July 5, 1952 file photo, Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, of San Diego, Ca., smiles as she holds her trophy after winning the final in the women's singles at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

In this July 6, 1935 file photo, Helen Wills Moody regains the women's singles championship when she defeated Helen Jacobs in the final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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In this July 6, 1935 file photo, Helen Wills Moody regains the women's singles championship when she defeated Helen Jacobs in the final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

In this July 1, 1985 file photo, Boris Becker, of West Germany, dives to make a return to his opponent Joakim Nystrom, of Sweden, in the men's singles third round play at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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In this July 1, 1985 file photo, Boris Becker, of West Germany, dives to make a return to his opponent Joakim Nystrom, of Sweden, in the men's singles third round play at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.