This year's official Wimbledon poster, designed by David Bartholow ’02.

Two Northwestern alumni had prominent roles at Wimbledon this year.

David Bartholow ’02, a Los Angeles resident and graduate of the School of Communication, won the first-ever contest for fans in North America to design the official Wimbledon poster, making his design the public symbol of this year’s tournament.

Bartholow’s design was picked over nine other finalists by Philip Brook, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, and ESPN tennis analysts and Wimbledon champions Chris Evert and John McEnroe.

“The poster is inspired by the London summer light, the mystique of Wimbledon, and the hues and geometry of Centre Court,” Bartholow said in a statement released by ESPN. “The piece is informed by an appreciation for independent British graphic design and, more personally, lifelong dreams of visiting the All England Club.”

Meanwhile, Samantha Murray ’10, a former standout tennis player at Northwestern, lost in the first round at Wimbledon to Maria Sharapova, the No. 6-ranked player in women’s tennis.

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