Postcards from Wimbledon, No. 6:
Celebrated in ESPN Images

LONDON – This city is set to play host to the world when the Summer Olympics begin in three weeks.

Still, that sports spectacle will have a hard act to follow after the 126th Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Over the past two weeks, there’s been just the right mixture of expected dominance and shocking upsets in both the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ brackets. On the final weekend, both Championships provided compelling storylines with history in the offing.

Agnieszka Radwanska sought to gain the No. 1 ranking and become the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam title. Andy Murray entered Centre Court on the ultimate Sunday with nothing less than the sporting hopes and dreams of a Kingdom on his shoulders. It has been 76 years since Great Britain cheered their own as Wimbledon champ. In the end, however, the old guard in Serena Williams and Roger Federer, a pair of 30-year olds, added to the hardware in their cupboards.

For Serena, a fifth Wimbledon provided a 14th Major title. For Federer, a record-tying seventh on the sacred sod of Centre Court extended his unmatched tally to 18 Grand Slam event trophies. Poland and Great Britain will have to wait.

In addition, it was a Wimbledon like never before for U.S. sports fans. All live. All ESPN.

How do we cover such an event in still images?

In the gallery above, ESPN Images photographer Allen Kee shares a bit of what life is like for him on and off the court with this assignment. We will update with photos later in the day.

Postcard design by Crystal Cote.

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