Wimbledon 2016 preview: Champions in recent years in pics

Updated: Jun 30, 2016, 14:46
  • 2015
    Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6 (7-1), 6-7(10-12), 6-4, 6-3 to win his third Wimbledon title
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  • 2015
    Serena Williams defeated Garbine Muguruza, 6-4, 6-4 to win her 6th Wimbledon crown
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  • 2014
    Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer, 6-7(7-9), 6-4, 7-6(7-4), 5-7, 6-4 to lift his second title.
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  • 2014
    Petra Kvitova defeated Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, 6-3, 6-0 to win her second Wimbledon title
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  • 2013
    British player Andy Murray defeated Serbia Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the final to his first-ever Wimbledon title. Here he is seen posing along with his wife Kim Sears
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  • 2013
    French tennis star Marion Bartoli defeated Germany Sabine Lisicki, 6-1, 6-4 to lift her first and only Grand Slam
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  • 2012
    Roger Federer of Switzerland kisses the winner's trophy after beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the final on July 8 2012 in London, England
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  • 2012
    Serena Williams celebrates with the winner's trophy after beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the women's final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
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  • 2011
    Novak Djokovic and his girlfriend pose with a replica trophy at the Wimbledon Championships Winners Ball after his 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 win over Nadal.
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  • 2011
    Petra Kvitova holds the women's trophy at the Wimbledon Championships Winners Ball after beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4.
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  • 2010
    Rafael Nadal with the winners trophy at the Wimbledon Championships Winners Ball after defeating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.
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  • 2010
    Serena Williams with the trophy at the Wimbledon Championships Winners Ball after her 6-3, 6-2 win over Vera Zvonareva in the final.
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  • 2009
    Roger Federer holds the trophy at the Wimbledon Winners Party after a marathon 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 16-14 over Andy Roddick.
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  • 2009
    Serena Williams celebrates with the Championship trophy after beating defending champion and her sister Venus Williams 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in the final.
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  • 2008
    Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the Championship by beating Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (8-10), 9-7.
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  • 2008
    Venus Williams celebrates after beating sister Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 in the final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
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About The Gallery

As the battle for the 2016 Wimbledon crown, the most coveted title, begins today, here's a recap on the last champions in the men's and women's singles category in recent years. (Pics/ Getty Images, AFP)