On Sunday, Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to win his record tying seventh Wimbledon title. Murray began the match with a strong start and battled to win the first set with impressive serving and athleticism.
In the end, though, the experienced Swiss magician was able to overcome rain delays and a partisan crowd to win the title in four sets.
At the trophy presentation ceremony, Murray could not hold back the tears of disappointment, but managed to compose himself for an on court interview. His girlfriend, Kim Sears, and his mother, Judy Murray, both attended every match of the Championships and supported the 25-year-old Scott. Neither could hold back the tears as a typically calm Murray displayed his frustration and disappointment to millions of spectators.
First I would like to congratulate Roger, I was getting asked the other day after I won my semi-final, is this your best chance, Roger is 30 now? He isn't bad for a 30-year-old, joked Murray after he gathered himself.
While Sunday proved to be a historic day and produced some spectacular tennis, the cameras often shifted their attention from the court and to the crowd. Celebrities from fashion, music, film, politics, and of course, royalty were in attendance.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, her sister, Pippa Middleton, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Vogue's Anna Wintour, Victoria and David Beckham, were some in attendance just to name a few.
With the tennis being the main focus of Sunday at the All England Club, the elegant fashion in the stands was the other.
Kate continued to recycle pieces from her wardrobe on Sunday as she wore two previously worn pieces by Joseph, a UK brand.
Kate wore a Joseph 'Vanessa' sleeveless scoop-neck white dress with ruching at the waist. The Duchess was first spotted wearing the dress on her trip to Canada with husband Prince William.
She paired the simple yet elegant dress with another piece by the UK brand, a white Nessie Tweed Jacket, which she sported at Epsom Derby last year.
Kate added some color to the outfit with a Kate accessorized with familiar pieces, the Diane von Furstenberg Leopard Print Clutch and pumps from one of her favorite brands, LK Bennett.
Accompanying the Duchess was her sister, Pippa who sported a Phoebe Bluebird peplum dress from Project D. The printed knee-length silk dress looked effortless and provided a pop of color.
Also wearing an elegant and classic look was Murray's girlfriend, Kim Sears. Sears donned the same wedge heels with animal print touches which she wore to Murray's semifinal match. She opted for a classic look with a Roland Mouret 'Angel' two-tone dress. The cream colored and asymmetric long sleeves and black knee length pencil skirt were topped off with a tan Mulberry bag.
Though Murray's girlfriend of five years looked elegant and chic throughout the match, she could not help but sympathize with a distraught Murray, and broke into tears as he gave his post-match interview.
Sears, of course, was not alone. Millions of Brits tuned in and hoped to see one of their own raise the Wimbledon trophy in triumph, but Federer proved to be too much. The atmosphere at Centre Court and Mount Murray and in pubs across Britain was electric, and at the end of the match, millions were crushed.
Regardless of the outcome, Murray provided tennis fans with a riveting two weeks of tennis and won over many fans. Despite his defeat, the stadium chanted the Scott's name as she struggled to control his emotions. Sunday proved to be a day full of magnificent tennis, fashion, and entertainment.
Kate and Pipa Middleton walk to their seats at the Wimbledon Men's Final au.ibtimes.com
Kate Middleton and Prince William ibtimes.com
Kim Sears watching Andy Murray against Roger Federer Reuters
The royal box at the Wimbledon Final Reuters