Here’s a look at the Wimbledon tennis championships.
July 1-July 14, 2019 – Wimbledon is scheduled to take place.
July 2-July 15, 2018 – Wimbledon takes place in London.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeats Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the men’s final, to win his fourth Wimbledon title.
Wimbledon takes place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London.
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event that is still played on grass.
Most singles wins (male) – Roger Federer with eight.
Most singles wins (female) – Martina Navratilova with nine.
Longest tennis match ever played – At the 2010 tournament, John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes over three days. The final set took 138 games (no tie-breakers in 5th sets at Wimbledon, player must win by two games). The final score: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.
1868 – The All England Croquet Club is founded. The grounds are located off Worple Road in London’s suburb of Wimbledon.
1877 – The name is changed to the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club and the first Lawn Tennis Championship is held.
1882 – “Croquet” is dropped from the club’s moniker, as the sport declines in popularity.
1915-1918 – Wimbledon is suspended during World War I.
1922 – The Championships move to Church Road, Wimbledon’s current location.
1940-1945 – Wimbledon is suspended during World War II.