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Monday, 10 July, 2000, 08:14 GMT 09:14 UK
Sampras shines despite rain
Venus Williams
A champion to remember
BBC TV commentator, Pam Shriver gives her thoughts on another entertaining Wimbledon.

I had a nice time and it is always great to come to Wimbledon. The weather didn't cause too many problems for most of the Championships, which is so important.

Once Lindsay Davenport and Venus Williams got on court for the ladies final, the rain stayed away. But it was uninterrupted and that's what you want for a final.

So it was such a shame that the men's final had to suffer because of the weather.

Patrick Rafter
Rain stops play
It's okay if the match starts late, as long as it's uninterrupted once it gets going. When the rain holds off, Wimbledon is so much more enjoyable.

One of the highlights for me was seeing how the club has continued to improve its infrastructure over the last five years.

The amount of space in the new Millennium Building is incredible for everybody, from players to officials to the friends and family of the players. It really is the way to go.

Pete Sampras
Another great effort by Sampras
For me seeing Venus win the ladies title is great for the game. She and her sister, Serena, have caused such interest back home in the United States. They're big news and that's fantastic.

It was fantastic to see Pete Sampras break Roy Emerson's Grand Slam record too. With seven Wimbledon singles titles now, he has made the club his second home.

Pat Rafter put up a good fight, but it was Sampras' Championships and I'm so pleased for him.

Once again, two Americans have taken the top honours at Wimbledon.

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See also:

09 Jul 00 |  Photo Galleries
Men's singles final: In pictures
08 Jul 00 |  AudioVideo
Venus shines on centre court
03 Jul 00 |  Sportstalk
Short-change for the women
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