#ThisWeekInTennisrecaps the tennis happenings of the last week via news reports, social media, featured articles, rankings, and podcasts. This edition takes a look back at championship weekend at the 2017 Wimbledon.
Roger Federer captured a men's record eighth singles title at Wimbledon over the weekend. Federer extends his all-time Slam tally lead to 19, and rises to #3 in the new ATP rankings.
Garbine Muguruza beat Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final to win her second career Slam title. With the win, the Spaniard jumps 10 ranking spots to #5.
Venus Williams, in her second Slam final of 2017, once more fell two sets short of adding an eighth Slam singles title to her resume. She re-enters the WTA top 10 at #9 and rises to #4 in the Road To Singapore standings.
Marin Cilic, struggling with a blister on his foot, lost in straight sets to Federer in his second career Slam final. The Croat holds steady at #6 in the ATP rankings.
Tomas Berdych matched his semifinal performance from one year ago, but was unable to score a set off Federer despite pushing the eventual champion to tiebreaks in the first two sets.
Johanna Konta provided ample entertainment for her home crowd at Wimbledon, winning multiple three-set matches on her way to a second career Slam semifinal. She reaches a new career high ranking of #4.
Magdalena Rybarikova continued her meteoric rise up the rankings in 2017 after reaching her first ever career Slam semifinal. She rises 54 spots to #33, two shy of her career best ranking from 2013.
Sam Querrey, vanquisher of Novak Djokovic at last year's Wimbledon on his way to the quarterfinals, beat Andy Murray this time around to reach a career-best semifinal.
The doubles team of Makarova/Vesnina scored a double bagel win in a lopsided final to win their third Slam title together. Only an Australian Open win remains for the duo to claim a career golden slam.
Other doubles winners: Kubot/Melo (Men's Doubles), Hingis/Murray (Mixed Doubles). Martina Hingis won the 23rd combined Slam title of her career. The only Slam title missing from her resume is French Open singles (two-time finalist).
Victoria Azarenka vaults a whopping 482 spots in the rankings to #201 after reaching the fourth round in her first Slam event since her return to the WTA Tour.
Join The Body Serve for some Wimbledon draw analysis, some bold predictions, and some tea. Five women and four men can potentially grab the no. 1 ranking after the tournament is over - who has the nerve? We'll chat about the three comeback queens (Petra, Vika, Sloane), the tough men's bottom half, and why 'wide open' may not be the best desriptor for the women's draw.
2:55 So many trolls, so little time 7:30 Men's draw - local gentleman Andrew Murray leads the draw 11:00 Wimbledon seeding formula hits Stan hard 13:30 Nadal's quarter: some big hitters and a few grass specialists 18:10 Raonic, Inc., Federer, Dimitrov, and Sascha 23:45 Djokovic's path is lined with tricky opponents 32:00 Interesting things are going on in women's tennis! 35:40 5 women could become no. 1, but some of the biggest favorites are out of the top 10 38:50 Women's top half: Kerber's been done no favours 43:10 Is Pliskova the one to win it all? 46:15 VENUS, Ostapenko, and some huge top 8 question marks53:45 Comeback queens Kvitova & Azarenka in the Halep/Konta quarter 57:00 More Evans & a potential Wimbledon drinking game