The Serb was back roaring into the skies in triumph as he captured a 13th Grand Slam title to end a 25-month barren run at the slams.
Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist in the Open era at 36 years and 291 days.
Saudi Arabian sports fans are up in arms because no one in their country can watch Wimbledon - leading to demands for a pirate TV station showing the World Cup to start broadcasting the tennis as well.
Emotional tributes poured in for former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna after she died at the age of 49 following a long battle with cancer.
Roger Federer went through round-robin play at the ATP Finals undefeated for the 10th time as he returned to haunt Marin Cilic with a 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 win at the O2 Arena on Thursday.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova suffered severe injuries to her playing hand on Tuesday defending herself from a knife-wielding intruder in her apartment, an attack she said left her "fortunate to be alive".
Angelique Kerber booked a Wimbledon final showdown with defending champion Serena Williams as the German ended Venus Williams' bid for a fairytale title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory on Thursday.