Wimbledon 2012 – The Official Story of The Championships tells the complete tale of a very special tournament which proved memorable for so many reasons.
On-court highlights included:
• Roger Federer winning his seventh singles title to equal the great Pete Sampras as the most successful Open era Gentlemen's Champion
• Britain's Andy Murray becoming the host nation's first Gentlemen's Singles finalist since 1938
• Serena Wiliams serving her way to a fifth singles title in record-setting fashion
• Gentlemen's Doubles victory for the wild card pairing of Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen – Britain's first success in this event for 76 years
Away from the silverware Wimbledon provided its usual array of great stories both on and off the court.
From the brilliance of Yaroslava Shvedova's 'golden set' and Lukas Rosol's stunning upset of Rafael Nadal, through to the recovery of Rufus the Hawk, and the visits from Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Rod Laver and even Doctor Who, the annual captures all the moments and images that made The Championships 2012 so special.
Written by The Times’ award-winning tennis correspondent, Neil Harman, and put together by a team based at Wimbledon for the duration of The Championships, Wimbledon 2012 grants the reader exclusive insider access to the tournament with interviews and analysis, opinion and quotes from the stars of the show. It is also packed with glorious and evocative photography by legendary sports photographer Bob Martin's team of award-winning snappers, perfectly recording the drama and atmosphere of those two
stunning weeks in London, SW19.
Buy your copy of Wimbledon 2012 now, and remember just what made this year's Championships so special.
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