Like the French Open, Wimbledon confirmed the late blooming of an old generation.
We were expecting the young talent to mark the tournament while in reality we had
more experienced players, who are mature enough to make sure they produced the best tennis of their lives.
Sam Stosur, Francesca Schiavone and Vera Zvonareva have all reached the final of a Grand Slam for the first time this season, which is an excellent accomplishment.
At the same time Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska have failed to deliver the game we were expecting from them.
They are all 21 or under, have been ranked in the top 10 players of the world for more than a year and yet have been mainly unable to produce their best tennis at major tournaments.
They managed to achieve such high ranking positions thanks to their movement and defence throughout last season, and yet these assets are not yet enough to win them a Grand Slam.
It's impossible to win one of the big four just by making your opponent play badly - they need big groundstrokes, which they have not yet developed.
Wimbledon also confirmed grass requires specific skills, and many of the younger players should keep that in mind and upgrade their games. That's why Tsvetana Pironkova and Petra Kvitova reached the semi-finals.
Pironkova did some serious damage with her forehand drop shot strokes, her flat backhand, and great footwork. These qualities are not as effective on other surfaces.
Kvitova was helped by her left-handed serve and deep flat shots played moving forward. I believe this tournament could be a turning point in her career.
The tall Czech is full of talent and young. She has a huge game when she plays offensively, but she still needs time to reach her full potential.
Make no mistake; we will see her again in the later rounds of Slams very soon.
Last but not least, Serena Williams is still the queen of women's tennis. She proved once more that she is a notch above the rest by winning her 13th Grand Slam. The stats for her serve were very impressive.
I thought the Belgian duo of Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin would give Serena some problems, but ultimately they were unable to perform at their best despite their promising starts.
Their ups and downs proved it's impossible for most players to win the Slams without doing well during the rest of the year. Playing and winning tournaments helps build the confidence.
Serena is the only player who can do it, and that's because she has such a massive confidence in her ability.
Let's not forget that it has been a year since her sister Venus reached the semi-finals of a Slam, which seems to confirm that her age is starting to catch up with her.
In the coming few months it's worth keeping an eye out for Na Li, who is improving constantly, as well as Kvitova and Kaia Kanepi.
I think it is also worth paying close attention to Azarenka, Clijsters and Zvonareva during the summer hard-court season in North-America.
First of all, I think it is fair to say Andy Roddick is in trouble following his Wimbledon.
Despite promising results in the United States at the start of the year, the clay-court season did not go well for him, while his grass-court season has also been very disappointing.
A loss to Dudi Sela at Queen's and Lu Yen-hsun at Wimbledon support those facts.
Tomas Berdych, meanwhile, made real progress with his game. After reaching the French Open semi-finals, he did even better at Wimbledon by making the final.
Berdych seems to have a better understanding of his game; he seems more relaxed and his tennis is more composed. Furthermore, he now believes in himself and is not afraid of anyone.
Much of this is his reward for the hard work his has put in with his coach Tomas Krupa.
Robin Soderling has made similar progress to Berdych after reaching the final of the French Open and the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.
Soderling has also found a good balance with his game since he hired Magnus Norman last year. He is now more composed, more consistent, and therefore he is improving constantly.
The Swede still has much scope to improve more, which I find very interesting. He should mix his serve more by using more slice, which would make this already great weapon a killer.
He possesses big powerful strokes but his footwork can be improve. Also, he is too tentative on his opponents' second serves and should take the ball earlier to cover more ground with his shots. That's why he has issues when playing Rafael Nadal.
Soderling has to take a lot of risks striking the ball down the line each time - against strong defensive players like Nadal it's difficult to win a point without moving forward.
There were some decent results for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. I thought they would struggle to reach the Wimbledon semis after their poor results going into the event - but they proved us wrong.
Both players will always be a threat and produce good runs but for me they are not yet ready to win Wimbledon.
I think they need to look at their decision making and put their careers into better perspective - there's no point waiting for it to happen, because by then it might be too late.
Wimbledon also confirmed to me that Roger Federer is on the decline.
He hasn't won a tournament since January and was upset in the quarter-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon.
I also got the impression that he was unable to play to his full potential when he needed it most. A series of losses this season has led to Federer's opponents starting to genuinely believe they can now beat him.
I think that he has lost his ability to win key moments in the Slams because he no longer commits fully to smaller events.
I'm convinced Federer will be heart-broken and determined to correct his mistakes. This hunger, I believe, will see him win some events on the North American hard-court season.
But firmly back at the top of men's tennis is Rafael Nadel, who went eight months without a trophy before winning the Monte Carlo Masters - which is a lot for a player of his greatness.
I remember seeing him in the players' lounge after his loss to Ivan Ljubicic in Indian Wells. He was standing alone, holding his head and suffering deeply.
But the clay-court season was just around the corner and Nadal returned to the great player we all knew. His superb defence game allowed him to win tournaments, build confidence and play at a level he never had before.
This amazing character therefore returned at his best and had to ability to always find a way to beat his opponents. He has now lost only one match since April.
Nadal may have had new issues with his knees at Wimbledon, but he now understands better how to manage his schedule and deal with the difficulties he has with them.
I believe Nadal will remain at the top for a long time, which is a great news for us.
For me, there is no one out there who can express what tennis is all about as well as he does. He is not only a great player; he represents the values of the sport very well.