In the end, it departed from the script very little.
And in the end, no one could have any argument with the result.
Because, in the end, it was the top dogs, the two world No.1's, who were crowned king and queen at the All England Club on the first weekend of July.
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were unquestionably the deserving winners.
While it was no surprise to see these two stride onto Centre Court to take up their finals places, it was rather more of a surprise to see who they faced over the net.
A betting man would have put his wager on Serena to play sister Venus and Nadal to play arch-rival Roger Federer.
After all, Venus was a five-times winner, and she and her sister had shared the 21st century spoils at Wimbledon eight times this decade.
Federer had been there on finals day every year since 2003, and had won it six times. When he didn’t win, Nadal did.
But this year, the former champions both fell in the quarterfinals to leave their biggest adversaries to step up and take the titles.
So here they are, Rafa and Serena, up close and personal, in the third and concluding part of a series celebrating the highlights of Wimbledon 2010.