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Israeli wins Wimbledon

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-07-09

Andy Ram

Andy Ram

Israeli tennis player Andy Ram and his Russian partner, Vera Zvonareva, have won this year's Mixed Doubles title at Wimbledon after defeating Americans Bob Bryan and Venus Williams.

Ram, 26, has now become the first ever Israeli at a senior level to pick up a winning trophy at the world famous tennis tournament.

Ram and Zvonareva, 21, won 3:6 in the first set and 2:6 in the second set and took just 55 minutes to become champions.

For Ram, it was his second appearance at the finals. In 2003, he was a runner up at the mixed finals.

Ram, who was born in Montevideo, Uruguay turned pro in 1998.