Andy Murray's leading ladies were kept on the edge of their seats as he earned himself a place in the history books on Sunday.

Murray has a loyal circle of supporters but it was his mother and long-time girlfriend Kim Sears who were the first to celebrate when the Scot achieved his Wimbledon dream.

Miss Sears, 25, cut a tense figure throughout the match, watching intently as her boyfriend took on the world number one.

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Murry hugs his mother (after nearly forgetting her)

The artist, who shares a home with her boyfriend in Surrey, could be seen rising to her feet as he took games, and at other times cheering him on or leaping into the air as he won vital points.

Miss Sears, described by Murray's mother as "the best thing to happen to Andy", placed her hands on her head in astonishment after he took the title that has eluded him for so long.

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    Britain's Andy Murray reaches down to pick up the lid of the winner's trophy after it fell off while her was looking at it during the presentation after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray raises the winner's trophy after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy on the Centre Court balcony following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON

    Britain's Andy Murray picks up the lid of the winner's trophy after it fell off while her was looking at it during the presentation after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON

    Britain's Andy Murray picks up the lid of the winner's trophy after it fell off while her was looking at it during the presentation after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain punches the air on the Centre court balcony as he holds the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray holds the winner's trophy during the presentation after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain waves to the crowd backdropped by the Wimbledon Village Church following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after climbing into the players box with a friend after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy in front of photographers following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray climbs into the players box to celebrate after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain speaks with Sue Barker as he holds the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray poses with the winner's trophy on the clubhouse balcony after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain punches the air on the Centre court balcony as he holds the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy on the Centre court balcony following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy on the Centre court balcony following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-GBR-WIMBLEDON

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain kicks a tennis ball as he celebrates victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates Championship point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia watches the ball after returning a shot during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning a game against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches to play a forehand during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches to play a forehand during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning a game against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during a break in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray returns against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Kim Sears, the girlfriend of Andy Murray of Great shows her support during his Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts to chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani after a line call during the men's singles final against Britain's Andy Murray on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic (L) reacts toward chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani (R) after a line call during the men's singles final against Britain's Andy Murray on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic (bottom) returns against Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts to a line call during the men's singles final against Britain's Andy Murray on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia changes his shirt during a break in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia watches the ball after sliding to play a shot during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Gerard Butler and Wayne Rooney attend the Gentlemen's Singles Final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    British musician Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones (L) sits with his wife Sally Humpheys in the crowd watching the men's singles final between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Britain's Andy Murray on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Victoria Beckham attends the Gentlemen's Singles Final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

As he arrived in the player's box, she threw her arms around her boyfriend in sheer joy, the nervous look finally wiped from her face.

Judy Murray, once a professional player herself, wept freely as Murray snatched victory from his Serbian opponent.

The proud mother said she was an "emotional wreck" following his win but added: "I feel very proud of him."

"That has just got to be the best feeling ever, to watch your son win Wimbledon," she said.

Mrs Murray, who is one of the country's top coaches and captain of the Fed Cup team, is a regular fixture courtside.
She appeared anxious today as her son first took to the famous Centre Court lawn.

But she rose to her feet as her son prevailed against Djokovic, mirroring his regular fist-pump with one of her own when he took points.

The 53-year-old who taught both the British number one and his brother Jamie as juniors, said she was "shaking" for the duration of the three hour and 10 minute game.

But she said she had a "good feeling" about her son's chances ahead of the match.

"This is the thing he has talked about winning since he was a little boy playing tennis and of course it was a dream that has suddenly become a reality for him," she said.

Murray leapt into the player's box to embrace his "great team" following his win.

He threw his arms around Miss Sears in evident delight but then turned away, apparently forgetting his mother.

Moments later he retraced his steps and embraced her.

"I did forget her, I just heard squealing behind me when I was trying to get down and I turned back," he confessed, raising a laugh among those on Centre Court.

One woman in Murray's life who was missing from today's historic win was his grandmother Shirley - Mrs Murray's mother - who is recovering from a broken hip.

She and Murray's grandfather Roy had to miss the tournament for the first time, Mrs Murray told the Daily Telegraph, but said they would have been willing their grandson on.

"There's nothing like having family there for support, and like Andy, I wear my heart on my sleeve, so I'm there cheering loudly," she said.