2013 Wimbledon: The Biggest Takeaways from the All England Club

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2013 Wimbledon: The Biggest Takeaways from the All England Club
Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
Andy Murray's historic victory on Centre Court Sunday capped an unbelievable Wimbledon Championship.

The 2013 Wimbledon Championships were as unpredictable, unusual and entertaining as any in the recent history of the sport’s most prestigious championship.

Upsets grabbed the headlines of the event’s first week, as did injuries and a debate about the proximity of the tournament to the demanding French Open. The championship saw stars fade early and new faces make deep runs through both the men’s and women’s draws.

In the end, however, the fortnight belonged to a British man for the first time in 77 years as Scotland's Andy Murray finally won that elusive Wimbledon title in a grand performance Sunday against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Marion Bartoli won her first Grand Slam title at the age of 28, but the major headline from the women’s side of the championship was the fact that Serena Williams didn't even make the final. In fact, the dominant American failed to even make the quarterfinals, losing to Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round.

Indeed, the 14 days of tennis at the All England Club were historic, surprising, confounding and certainly captivating.

Here are some of the top takeaways and storylines following the completion of one crazy Wimbledon fortnight.

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