The eyes of the world were on the ladies' singles final between Marion Bartoli and Sabine Lisicki.
Amélie Mauresmo - one of two other French Grand Slam champions in the Open Era - was in Bartoli's box.
And sitting over in the Royal Box, two Wimbledon legends - Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King.
Martina Hingis - who won Wimbledon as a 16-year-old in 1997 - was also sitting in the Royal Box.
Both Bartoli and Lisicki had a scratchy start - they both lost their opening service games.
But while Lisicki struggled to find her game, Bartoli's level just kept getting better and better.
It was around the hour mark when Bartoli was on the verge of victory, up 61 51 with match points.
With the crowd cheering her on, Lisicki dug deep and made a late surge, catching up to 61 54.
But with an ace that painted the line, Bartoli closed it out, 61 64 - and then, the realization...
Bartoli had been to the Wimbledon final before, in 2007, but lost that one - and now, redemption.
Bartoli had also lost her last three meetings with Lisicki, but this time turned the tables.
Bartoli ran up to her player box to see her father, Walter, as well as Mauresmo and everyone else.
Bartoli is the second Frenchwoman in the Open Era to win Wimbledon - Mauresmo won it in 2006.
Lisicki was trying to become the second German in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam, after Steffi Graf.
Meanwhile, Hsieh Su-Wei was making history alongside Peng Shuai in the ladies' doubles championship.
Hsieh became the first player from Chinese Taipei ever to win a Grand Slam title of any kind.
Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua were playing their second Grand Slam final of the year together.
Hsieh and Peng have always lifted their game in finals - they are now 6-0 in WTA doubles finals.
Elsewhere, Belinda Bencic was beating Taylor Townsend for her second straight Grand Slam junior title.
Bencic had also won the French Open girls' title, beating Antonia Lottner in the final there.