LONDON -- The players descended in their whites and the supporters responded by arriving equipped with Pimm's and picnics.
We saw some early-round upsets and some epic five-set matches -- this year's Wimbledon did not disappoint.
From flying ants to flying volleys; here's a round-up of the best bits from Wimbledon 2017.
"Manic Monday," as it is colloquially known -- the second Monday when all remaining men and women play on the same day -- was not short of fantastic tennis action.
But one match in particular stood out in our minds.
Tennis enthusiasts expressed their love on Twitter:
Gilles Muller Serve got more swing than the 60s! 🍌 #wimbledon
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) 10 July 2017
While fans were poised on the edge of their seats for a full 4 hours, 48 minutes.
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) 10 July 2017
Biggest shocking defeat
It was Day 1, and expectations were running high.
It's Day 1 and we have our first stunner at Wimbledon.
Fifth-seeded Stan Wawrinka is already out, losing to unseeded Daniil Medvedev. pic.twitter.com/l4QbPhfNsK
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 3 July 2017
We can't be that surprised, can we?
After all, it was the sixth time in the past eight seasons that Wawrinka has fallen before the third round at the All England Club. And according to ESPN Stats & Information, he is just the fourth top-five man since 2000 to lose in the first round at Wimbledon.
Further, since 2010, Wawrinka has only 10 match wins at Wimbledon, less than half as many as he has in any other major.
Only 40 more days until the US Open, Stan. Forty days.
Shot of the tournament
Seriously, how super-cool is this shot?
Thank you, Dustin Brown.
One fan was particularly chuffed with the result:
How happy is this steward, who took a selfie with Johanna Konta right after her thrilling three-set win to make the Wimbledon semifinals?
... But the real unsung heroes -- the most valuable player(s) award -- has to go to the devoted fans who sat out on the hill on Day 8 in the pouring rain to watch their tennis idols charge around under the protection of the Centre Court roof. That's dedication.
Rising star award
One lucky ball boy got the call-up of a lifetime over on Week 2 Wednesday (move over Murray):
— BBC Tennis (@bbctennis) July 12, 2017
Worst wardrobe malfunction
Elsewhere, this one guy had bigger problems to think about than making it through to the Wimbledon finals.
We think he deserves a shoutout.
Biggest press room blunder
Andy Murray -- reigning champion and World No. 1 -- was knocked out of the tournament in the quarterfinals by No. 24 Sam Querrey 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1.
In spite of his recent loss, the fiery Brit was still quick to shoot down a misinformed reporter in his postmatch news conference ...
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) July 12, 2017
On Sunday, Roger Federer won his eighth Wimbledon title (most in men's tennis history), 19th major title (extends men's all-time record) and 17th grass court title (extends his Open era men's record).
But in spite of these record-breaking accomplishments, attention was deflected to some other members of Roger's player box ...
My favourite Federer twin is the girl who looks so unbothered that her dad just won his 8th Wimbledon.
— Laura Robson (@laurarobson5) July 16, 2017
Wow RF19 is crying seeing his 4 kids the boys wearing sports coats
— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) July 16, 2017
Federer absolutely loses it in his courtside chair at the sight of his kids in the box. Overwhelmed with emotion. This one was for them
— Nick McCarvel (@NickMcCarvel) July 16, 2017
Fed's kids are dressed to impress!
— Shelby Rogers (@Shelby_Rogers_) July 16, 2017
Apparently it was going to take more than Grand Slam action to pry this lady away from her knitting duties ...
Four days into the tournament, something big happened. No, we're not talking about Madison Keys losing to Camilla Giorgi, nor Madison Brengle defeating odds-on favorite 11th seed Petra Kvitova. This day will forever be remembered as "flying ant day" -- the day flying insects invaded SW19.
Twitter went mad for it. We, at Wimbledon, did not.
Read what the players had to say about it here.
(Although who could blame the poor blighters for wanting to get in on a slice of the Wimbledon action?!)