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Jana Novotná unloads a backhand during the finals of the 1997 Chase Championships, which she ultimately won. Novotna, who also would go on to win Wimbledon in 1998, died Sunday at age 49. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Switzerland's Roger Federer defeated Croatia's Marin Cilic to win his record eighth men's singles title at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AP hide caption

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Williams lost a chance both to win her sixth Wimbledon singles title and to become the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam in the Open era, but she says she hopes to have more changes to add to her Grand Slam titles. Tim Ireland/AP hide caption

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Serena Williams of The United States plays a forehand during The Ladies Singles Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9, 2016 in London, England. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images hide caption

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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia. Bouchard says she likes the loose fit of the controversial NikeCourt Premier Slam dress. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Imogen Davis catches Rufus, a Harris hawk, in the stands above Centre Court at Wimbledon. Rufus scares off pigeons who try to eat the ryegrass on the tennis courts. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Pigeons Fly In Fear As Rufus The Hawk Guards Wimbledon's Grass

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France's Marion Bartoli celebrates her Wimbledon women's singles championship. The BBC has apologized to Bartoli for remarks an announcer made about her appearance. Dominic Lipinski /PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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