5 oldest Wimbledon singles champions
Roger Federer and Serena Williams can become the oldest winners of the prestigious Wimbledon open if the win the 2016 edition.
1. Martina Navratilova
To start off, we have Martina Navratilova who was all of 33 years and 8 months when she won her 9th Wimbledon title in 1990, mowing down Zina Garrison for 6-1, 6-4. She has made a record appearance in 12 Wimbledon finals, having won 9 of them. The Czech player is clearly one of the best the game of tennis has ever produced.
Having won 18 Grand Slam Singles, 31 major women’s doubles title and 10 major mixed doubles title, she has earned herself an elevated spot in this game. She is one of the three women who have accomplished the feat of achieving a Career Grand Slam in Single’s, Women Doubles’ and Mixed Doubles’, along with Margaret Court and Doris Hart. A woman skirting around many controversies, she had bravely put that, “Whoever said, "It's not whether you win or lose that counts," probably lost.”
So, age is just a number to some of these tennis greats. Wimbledon is one such Slam which statistically proves that. You have to really think repeatedly before you can suggest writing some people off. With Venus and Roger, looking in sharp and great form, another page can be added to history if any of the two emerge as the champions again. This just reveals another side to tennis-it offers more meaning than just a conventional mindless power-and-strength game; it is also the game of mind and the eventual victory of experience and intellect