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Reconstruction work on Centre Court was in progress and thus it had no roof. The Wimbledon Championships adopted Hawk-Eye technology for the first time on Centre Court and Court 1. The Cyclops system was still used on other courts.
The Gentlemen's final was won by Roger Federer for the fifth consecutive time, a feat only before achieved in the Open Era by Björn Borg. It was the third longest men's singles final of all time at 3 hours and 45 minutes. Venus Williams claimed the Ladies' title by defeating Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, a surprise finalist who had defeated world number one at the time Justine Henin. For the first time in twenty years, the Championships saw a home player win a senior title as Jamie Murray won the mixed doubles with Serbian partner Jelena Jankovi?.
Point and prize money distribution
Below are the tables with the point distribution for each discipline of the tournament.
Round of 16
Round of 32
Round of 64
Round of 128
On 24 April 2007, Wimbledon announced that the prize money would increase to £700,000 (US$1.4 million) for men and women singles champions. The total prize fund would be £11,282,710 (US$22,565,420), the highest any tennis tournament has ever offered.
After a Middle Sunday that was dominated by clear skies, the rain caused disruptions again as play resumed, sporadically. Tommy Haas withdrew from the tournament, leaving Roger Federer with a bye to the Quarter Finals. French Open finalists Justine Henin and Ana Ivanovic both progressed. The Williams sisters also came through, with Serena battling through cramp to win a three-set thriller.
The gruelling schedule of the tournament took its toll on the competitors in the men's semi-final matches. Richard Gasquet pushed Roger Federer in the first set, but the world number one eventually prevailed 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Novak Djokovic managed to take the first set off Rafael Nadal in the other semi-final match, but an array of injury problems forced him to retire at 6-3, 1-6, 1-4 down, leaving Nadal to progress to the final. In the ladies final, Venus Williams won her fourth Wimbledon title over Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-1. Venus used hard serves and hard groundstrokes to keep Bartoli at bay. In the award ceremony Bartoli said Venus Williams was unbeatable on grass.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were meeting again in this year's Wimbledon final after the clash in the previous year. The match was 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 1-4 when Nadal had a problem with his right knee. After treatment, he returned in the match to wrap the set 2-6 to force the match to the fifth set; Federer won the set 6-2 and with it, the match, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2. Roger won the Wimbledon title for the fifth time and he equaled the record of Björn Borg.
Tim Henman defeated Carlos Moyá in round 1 after going down two sets to one in a match that lasted two days with a 5th set scoreline of 13-11. Henman failed to convert 6 match points before capitalizing from a double fault by Moya on the 7th match point.
Juan Carlos Ferrero also came back, this time from two sets to none down in a match suspended for 2 days, 7-5 in the 5th set against Jan Hájek.
Nikolay Davydenko made a remarkable comeback against Chris Guccione in round 2, losing the first 2 sets before winning 3-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2. It was a special comeback because Davydenko, who had a previous horrific record on grass, made it into round 3 of Wimbledon for the first time.
Serena Williams made an unbelievable comeback against Daniela Hantuchová in the Fourth Round. Williams cramped in the second set at 5-5, 30-15 with Hantuchová serving. She was treated and played to a tiebreak when a rain delay halted play for almost 2 hours. Both players came back and finished the tiebreak, which Hantuchová won. Then in the third set, Williams started off slow but powered to a 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 win to advance to the quarterfinals against Justine Henin.
Venus Williams was almost knocked out by Alla Kudryavtseva in her first round match, when she won 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. She was down a set and possible break points before finally winning her match in three sets.
Venus Williams came back from one set all to win a match tightly against Akiko Morigami 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Morigami had been a game away from victory, but Venus was able to take control and dismiss Morigami.
Nicole Vaidi?ová knocked out defending champion Amélie Mauresmo in the fourth round to reach her first Wimbledon quarterfinal. After narrowly winning a first set tie-break and losing the second set to the title holder, Vaidi?ová came back to win 6-1 in the third set.
Marion Bartoli beat world number one Justine Henin in the women's singles semi-final after losing the first set 6-1 and being a break down in the second. She won the final set 6-1.
The tournament suffered massive rain disruptions, with Amélie Mauresmo and Maria Sharapova being the only singles players to complete (and win) their matches. The afternoon matches were also delayed by rain. Fans on Centre and Court 2 received full refunds; because they saw less than an hour of play, with Mauresmo's win lasting 57 minutes.
Rafael Nadal became the first male semifinalist, and was soon followed by defending champion Roger Federer and by fourth seed Novak Djokovic. Venus Williams is through to the Ladies' Singles final and Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli joins her making the biggest upset in the tournament, sending number one seeded Justine Henin out. Richard Gasquet, another French player, pulled off the biggest upset of the men's in taking out #3 seed and ranked Roddick. Roddick had a two set lead before Gasquet won the final 3 sets to book a semi final spot.