Judy Dalton direct from Wimbledon - finals review

WHAT a finish to Wimbledon 2014. 

The men's singles final was such a fascinating affair. The favourite with the bookies was Novak Djokovic, but the crowd favourite was definitely Roger Federer. What a great match-up. The match had all the drama befitting a final and in the end Djokovic's desire to win another Wimbledon title saw him through. 

The crowd was so much for Federer that at one stage Djokovic showed unsportingly exactly what he thought after Federer missed an easy smash at a vital point - clenching  his fist towards the crowd rather menacingly.  People around me commented on it and it did not show him in a good light.  However, his after match speech made up for it for  some way.

There was a lovely moment after the match when Federer took his two little girls across the bridge from the dressing rooms to the players reserve to show them to the crowd. A real family moment.

Prince William and Kate attended the finals and they went into the members enclosure to visit her parents and sister. The members love all that 

On the Australian front, it was great to see Sam Stosur win the mixed doubles title. A bonus after her disappointing singles result. She is now off the States to play tournaments before the US Open.

All this after an amazing performance by Petra Kvitova in the women's singles final. It was absolutely breathtaking. Her power was just too much for Eugenie Bouchard, who did not handle the situation well at all. I believe she was sure she would win and had not considered any other option.

She was inconsolable after the match - sobbing into her fathers arms outside the dressing room. She should have found a quieter place and not let anyone see her doing that but she is only 19 after all.

Princess Beatrice was in the Royal Box to see the final, along with Martina Navratilova.

So another Championship finishes after many great matches and from the Aussie point of view a new star in Nick Krygios.

It was great to be there.

JUDY (Tegart) Dalton was a singles finalist at Wimbledon in 1968 and women's doubles champion at Wimbledon in 1969. She was also a two-time Wimbledon mixed doubles finalist.


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