Get to know the man who marks history, one letter at a time, All England Club trophy engraver Roman Zoltowski:

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Maria Sharapova

That’s a Roland Garros tradition: every year French Open winners pose with their trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower for the delight of the photographs and the fans. Thanks to Loic, enjoy some pictures of Maria Sharapova, radiant after her hard-fought victory over Simona Halep.

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

Thanks to Loic for his great pics of Serena Williams with her French Open trophy:

Serena Williams

 

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams
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Every year the men’s singles winner is presented with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup. There is only one original Trophy, every winner of the men’s singles title at the Australian Open gets to take home a like-for-like replica.

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Every year at the Australian Open, the men’s singles winner is presented with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup.

Norman Brookes Challenge Cup

The Norman Brookes Challenge Cup is named after Australian tennis champion Sir Norman Brookes, also known as the Wizard (1877-1968).
A former Australian champion and president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia from 1926 to 1955, Brookes made history in 1907 becoming the first non-British male to win Wimbledon.

The large silver trophy bearing his name was made in England and financed by the state tennis associations in Australia, following the retirement of two previous trophies awarded to the Australian champion – the Slazenger and Sun Cup.
The design for the Sir Norman Brookes Challenge Cup was based on a large Roman marble vase from the secondary AD belonging to the Roman Emperor Hadrian.
First won by Fred Perry in 1943, the diameter of the Cup is 25.7 cm and its height is 28 cm. It stands on a 15.5 cm plinth.