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The story of Wimbledon as Simona Halep, Novak Djokovic are crowned champions

The story of Wimbledon as Simona Halep, Novak Djokovic are crowned champions
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The highs and lows of the last fortnight at SW19.

Wimbledon drew to a dramatic close with Novak Djokovic's record-breaking five-set victory over Roger Federer to win a fifth men's singles title.

Simona Halep lifted a first women's crown with a superb performance against Serena Williams, keeping the American waiting in her chase for a 24th grand slam singles crown.

Here, PA looks back at the story of the tournament.

Tweet of the tournament

Quote of the tournament

Picture of the tournament

Cori Gauff celebrates her dramatic win over Polona Hercog
Fifteen-year-old Cori Gauff celebrates her dramatic third-round win over Polona Hercog (Steven Paston/PA)

Shot of the tournament

Pablo Cuevas may have gone out in the second round but he left his mark, particularly with this spectacular behind-the-back winner during a first-round win over Damir Dzumhur.

Match of the tournament

Federer's rematch with Nadal in the semi-finals was the most anticipated but the final eclipsed it. The first four sets had plenty of twists but it was the decider that elevated it to one of the best Wimbledon matches ever.

Brit watch

A solid tournament for the home players, with Johanna Konta doing brilliantly to reach the quarter-finals for the second time but putting in a disappointing performance against Barbora Strycova. Harriet Dart and Dan Evans also reached the third round while Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva out-performed the star mixed doubles pair of Andy Murray and Williams by making the quarter-finals. Andy Lapthorne won the first ever quad wheelchair doubles title alongside Australian Dylan Alcott.

Villain of the tournament

Bernard Tomic was fined all his prize money
Bernard Tomic was fined all his prize money (Bradley Collyer/PA)

The 58 minutes Bernard Tomic spent on court in losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round ended up being literally for nothing after he was fined all his £45,000 prize money for not playing to professional standards.

Disappointment of the tournament

Alexander Zverev was down and out in the first round
Alexander Zverev was down and out in the first round (Mike Egerton/PA)

The big three continue to sprinkle stardust on the sport but the changing of the guard must come eventually, and their pretenders had a miserable tournament. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev both lost in the first round while all the semi-finalists were in their 30s.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the final as he and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies on July 14, 2019
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