THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON, commonly known simply as WIMBLEDON, is
the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as
the most prestigious. It has been held at the All
Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open , the French Open and the US Open . Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt in 1988, Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass .
The tournament traditionally took place over two weeks in late June
and early July, starting on the third Monday in June and culminating
with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Finals, scheduled for the
Saturday and Sunday at the end of the second week. However recent
changes to the tennis calendar have seen the event moved back by two
weeks cumulatively to begin in early July. Five major events are
held each year, with additional junior and invitational competitions
also taking place. Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code
for competitors and Royal patronage. The tournament is also notable
for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. In 2009,
* 1 History
* 1.1 Beginning * 1.2 21st century
* 2 Events
* 2.1 Main events * 2.2 Junior events * 2.3 Invitation events * 2.4 Match formats
* 3 Schedule * 4 Players and seeding
* 5 Grounds
* 5.1 Bank of
* 6 Traditions
* 6.1 Ball boys and ball girls * 6.2 Colours and uniforms * 6.3 Referring to players * 6.4 Royal family * 6.5 Services stewards * 6.6 Tickets * 6.7 Sponsorship
* 7 Media
* 7.1 Radio Wimbledon
* 7.2 Television coverage
* 8 Trophies and prize money
* 8.1 Trophies * 8.2 Prize money
* 9 Ranking points
* 10 Champions
* 10.1 Past champions * 10.2 Current champions
* 11 Records * 12 See also * 13 Notes * 14 References * 15 Further reading * 16 External links
Spencer Gore , the winner of the inaugural Wimbledon Championship .
In 1876, lawn tennis , a game devised by Major Walter Clopton
Wingfield a year or so earlier as an outdoor version of court tennis
and originally given the name Sphairistikè, was added to the
activities of the club. In spring 1877, the club was renamed "The All
1877 Wimbledon Championship
The lawns at the ground were arranged so that the principal court was
in the middle with the others arranged around it, hence the title
By 1882, activity at the club was almost exclusively confined to lawn tennis and that year the word "croquet" was dropped from the title. However, for sentimental reasons it was restored in 1899.
In 1884, the club added Ladies\' Singles and Gentlemen\'s Doubles competitions. Ladies\' Doubles and Mixed Doubles events were added in 1913. Until 1922, the reigning champion had to play only in the final, against whomever had won through to challenge him/her. As with the other three Major or Grand Slam events, Wimbledon was contested by top-ranked amateur players, professional players were prohibited from participating. This changed with the advent of the open era in 1968. No British man won the singles event at Wimbledon between Fred Perry in 1936 and Andy Murray in 2013, while no British woman has won since Virginia Wade in 1977, although Annabel Croft and Laura Robson won the Girls' Championship in 1984 and 2008 respectively. The Championship was first televised in 1937.
Though properly called "The Championships, Wimbledon", depending on
sources the event is also known as "The All
Wimbledon is considered the world's premier tennis tournament and the
priority of the Club is to maintain its leadership. To that end a
long-term plan was unveiled in 1993, intended to improve the quality
of the event for spectators, players, officials and neighbours. Stage
one (1994–1997) of the plan was completed for the 1997 championships
and involved building the new No. 1 Court in Aorangi Park, a broadcast
centre, two extra grass courts and a tunnel under the hill linking
Church Road and Somerset Road. Stage two (1997–2009) involved the
removal of the old No. 1 Court complex to make way for the new
Millennium Building, providing extensive facilities for players,
press, officials and members, and the extension of the West Stand of
A new retractable roof was built in time for the 2009 championships,
marking the first time that rain did not stop play for a lengthy time
A new 4000-seat No. 2 Court was built on the site of the old No. 13 Court in time for the 2009 Championships. A new 2000-seat No. 3 Court was built on the site of the old No. 2 and No. 3 Courts.
Wimbledon consists of five main events, four junior events and seven invitation events.
The five main events, and the number of players (or teams, in the case of doubles) are:
* Gentlemen's Singles (128) * Ladies' Singles (128) * Gentlemen's Doubles (64) * Ladies' Doubles (64) * Mixed Doubles (48)
The four junior events and the number of players or teams are:
* Boys' Singles (64) * Girls' Singles (64) * Boys' Doubles (32) * Girls' Doubles (32)
No mixed doubles event is held at this level.
The seven invitational events and the number of pairs are:
* Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles (8 pairs Round Robin) * Ladies' Invitation Doubles (8 pairs Round Robin) * Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles (8 pairs Round Robin) * Gentlemen's Wheelchair Singles * Ladies' Wheelchair Singles * Gentlemen's Wheelchair Doubles (4 pairs) * Ladies' Wheelchair Doubles (4 pairs)
Matches in the Gentlemen's Singles and Gentlemen's Doubles are best-of-five sets; all other events are best-of-three sets. A tiebreak game is played if the score reaches 6–6 in any set except the fifth (in a five-set match) or the third (in a three-set match), in which case a two-game lead must be reached.
All events are single-elimination tournaments , except for the Gentlemen's, Senior Gentlemen's and the Ladies' Invitation Doubles, which are round-robin tournaments .
Until 1922, the winners of the previous year's competition (except in the Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles) were automatically granted byes into the final round (then known as the challenge round). This led to many winners retaining their titles in successive years, as they were able to rest while their opponent competed from the start of the competition. From 1922, the prior year's champions were required to play all the rounds, like other tournament competitors.
Each year the tournament began on the last Monday in June, two weeks
after the Queen\'s Club Championships , which is one of the men's
major warm-up tournaments, together with the
Gerry Weber Open , which
is held in Halle,
Wimbledon is scheduled for 14 days, beginning on a Monday and ending on a Sunday. The five main events span both weeks, but the junior and invitational events are held mainly during the second week. Traditionally, unlike the other three tennis Grand Slams, there is no play on the "Middle Sunday", which is considered a rest day. However, rain has forced play on the Middle Sunday four times, in 1991, 1997, 2004 and 2016. On the first of these four occasions, Wimbledon staged a "People's Sunday", with unreserved seating and readily available, inexpensive tickets, allowing those with more limited means to sit on the show courts.
The second Monday at Wimbledon is often called "Manic Monday", because it's the busiest day with the last-16 matches for both men's and women's singles, where fans have a pick of watching on a single day, any of the best 32 players left; which is also unique in a Grand Slam singles competition.
Since 2015, the championships have begun one week later than in previous years, extending the gap between the tournament and the French Open from two to three weeks. Additionally the Stuttgart Open men's tournament converted to a grass surface and was rescheduled from July to June, extending the grass court season.
PLAYERS AND SEEDING
Both the men's and ladies' singles consist of 128 players. Players
and doubles pairs are admitted to the main events on the basis of
their international rankings, with 104 direct entries into the men's
and 108 into the ladies' competitions. Both tournaments have 8 wild
card entrants, with the remainder in each made up of qualifiers. Since
the 2001 tournament 32 players have been given seedings in the
Gentlemen's and Ladies' singles, 16 teams in the doubles events. The
system of seeding was introduced during the 1924 Wimbledon
Championships . This was a simplified version allowing countries to
nominate four players who were placed in different quarters of the
draw. This system was replaced for the 1927 Wimbledon Championships
and from then on players were seeded on merit. The first players to be
seeded as no. 1 were
The Committee of Management decide which players receive wildcards.
Usually, wild cards are players who have performed well during
previous tournaments, or would stimulate public interest in Wimbledon
by participating. The only wild card to win the Gentlemen's Singles
Players are admitted to the junior tournaments upon the
recommendations of their national tennis associations, on their
The Committee seeds the top players and pairs on the basis of their
rankings, but it can change the seedings based on a player's previous
grass court performance. Since 2002 a seeding committee has not been
required for the Gentlemen's Singles following an agreement with the
ATP. While the seeds are still the top 32 players according to
rankings, the seeding order is determined using the formula: ATP Entry
System Position points + 100% points earned for all grass court
tournaments in the past 12 months + 75% points earned for the best
grass court tournament in the 12 months before that. A majority of
the entrants are unseeded. Only two unseeded players have won the
Since 2001, the courts used for Wimbledon have been sown with 100% perennial ryegrass . Prior to 2001 a combination of 70% ryegrass and 30% Creeping Red Fescue was used. The change was made to improve durability and strengthen the sward to better withstand the increasing wear of the modern game.
The main show courts,
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event played on grass courts. At one time, all the Majors, except the French Open, were played on grass. The US Open abandoned grass in 1975 and the Australian Open in 1988.
The principal court,
Due to the possibility of rain during Wimbledon, a retractable roof was installed prior to the 2009 Championship. It is designed to close/open in about 20 minutes and will be closed primarily to protect play from inclement (and, if necessary, extremely hot) weather during The Championships. When the roof is being opened or closed, play is suspended. The first time the roof was closed during a Wimbledon Championship match was on Monday 29 June 2009, involving Amélie Mauresmo and Dinara Safina .
The court has a capacity of 15,000. At its south end is the Royal
Box, from which members of the Royal Family and other dignitaries
The second most important court is No. 1 Court . The court was constructed in 1997 to replace the old No.1 Court, which was adjacent to Centre Court. The old No.1 Court was demolished because its capacity for spectators was too low. The court was said to have had a unique, more intimate atmosphere and was a favourite of many players. The new No.1 Court has a capacity of approximately 11,000.
From 2009, a new
No. 2 Court is being used at Wimbledon with a
capacity for 4,000 people. To obtain planning permission , the playing
surface is around 3.5m below ground level, ensuring that the
single-storey structure is only about 3.5m above ground level, and
thus not affecting local views. Plans to build on the current site of
Court 13 were dismissed due to the high capacity of games played at
Olympic Games . The old No.2 Court has been renamed as No.3
Court . The old No.2 Court was known as the "Graveyard of Champions"
because many highly seeded players were eliminated there during early
rounds over the years, including
Because of the summer climate in southern England, Wimbledon employs
'Court Attendants' each year, who work to maintain court conditions.
Their principal responsibility is to ensure that the courts are
quickly covered when it begins to rain, so that play can resume as
quickly as possible once the referees decide to uncover the courts.
The court attendants are mainly university students working to make
At the northern end of the grounds is a giant television screen on
which important matches are broadcast. Fans watch from an area of
grass officially known as the
Aorangi Terrace . When British players
do well at Wimbledon, the hill attracts fans for them, and is often
renamed after them by the press:
BANK OF ENGLAND SPORTS CENTRE
Court 10 – on the outside courts there is no reserved seating
Social commentator Ellis Cashmore describes Wimbledon as having "a David Niven -ish propriety", conforming to the standards of behaviour common in the 1950s. Writer Peter York sees the event as representing a particular white and affluent type of Britishness, describing the area of Wimbledon as "a southern, well off, late-Victorian suburb with a particular social character". Cashmore has criticised the event for being "remote and insulated" from the changing multicultural character of modern Britain, describing it as "nobody's idea of all-things-British".
BALL BOYS AND BALL GIRLS
In the championship games, ball boys and girls, known as BBGs, play a crucial role in the smooth running of the tournament, with a brief that a good BBG "should not be seen. They should blend into the background and get on with their jobs quietly."
From 1947 ball boys were supplied by Goldings, the only Barnardos school to provide them. Prior to this, from the 1920s onwards, the ball boys had been provided by The Shaftesbury Children\'s Home . Wimbledon ball girl at the net, 2007
Since 1969, BBGs have been provided by local schools. As of 2008 they
are drawn from schools in the
Starting in 2005, BBGs work in teams of six, two at the net, four at the corners, and teams rotate one hour on court, one hour off, (two hours depending on the court) for the day's play. Teams are not told which court they will be working on the day, to ensure the same standards across all courts. With the expansion of the number of courts, and lengthening the tennis day, as of 2008, the number of BBGs required is around 250. From the second Wednesday, BBGs are told to leave the Championships, leaving around 80 on the final Sunday. Each BBG receives a certificate, a can of used balls, a group photograph and a programme when leaving. BBG service is paid, with a total of £120-£180 being paid to each ball boy or girl after the 13-day period depending on the number of days served. Every BBG keeps all of their kit, typically consisting of three or four shirts, two or three shorts or skorts , track suit bottoms and top, twelve pairs of socks, three pairs of wristbands, a hat, water bottle holder, bag and trainers. Along with this it is seen as a privilege, and seen as a valuable addition to a school leaver's curriculum vitae , showing discipline. BBG places are split 50:50 between boys and girls, with girls having been used since 1977, appearing on centre court since 1985.
Prospective BBGs are first nominated by their school headteacher , to
be considered for selection. To be selected, a candidate must pass
written tests on the rules of tennis, and pass fitness, mobility and
other suitability tests, against initial preliminary instruction
material. Successful candidates then commence a training phase,
starting in February, in which the final BBGs are chosen through
continual assessment. As of 2008, this training intake was 600. The
training includes weekly sessions of physical, procedural and
theoretical instruction, to ensure that the BBGs are fast, alert,
self-confident and adaptable to situations. As of 2011, early training
occurs at the Wimbledon All
COLOURS AND UNIFORMS
Sébastien Grosjean takes a shot on Court 18 during the 2004 Championships .
Dark green and purple are the traditional Wimbledon colours. However,
all tennis players participating in the tournament are required to
wear all-white or at least almost all-white clothing, a long-time
tradition at Wimbledon. Wearing white clothing with some colour
accents is also acceptable, provided the colour scheme is not that of
an identifiable commercial brand logo (the outfitter's brand logo
being the sole exception). Controversy followed
Martina Navratilova 's
wearing branding for "Kim" cigarettes in 1982. Green clothing was worn
by the chair umpire, linesmen, ball boys and ball girls until the 2005
Championships; however, beginning with the 2006 Championships,
officials, ball boys and ball girls were dressed in new navy blue- and
cream-coloured uniforms from American designer
REFERRING TO PLAYERS
By tradition, the "Men's" and "Women's" competitions are referred to as "Gentlemen's" and "Ladies'" competitions at Wimbledon. The junior competitions are referred to as the "Boys'" and "Girls'" competitions.
Prior to 2009 female players were referred to by the title "Miss" or
"Mrs" on scoreboards. As dictated by strict rule of etiquette, married
female players are referred to by their husbands' names: for example,
The title "Mr" is not used for male players who are professionals on scoreboards but the prefix is retained for amateurs, although chair umpires refer to players as "Mr" when they use the replay challenge. The chair umpire will say "Mr is challenging the call..." and "Mr has X challenges remaining." However, the umpires still say Miss/Missus when announcing the score of the Ladies' matches.
If a match is being played with two competitors of the same surname (e.g. Venus and Serena Williams, Bob and Mike Bryan), the chair umpire will specify to whom they are referring by stating the player's first name and surname during announcements (e.g. "Game, Miss Venus Williams", "Advantage, Mike Bryan").
The Royal Gallery at Centre Court, Wimbledon
Previously, players bowed or curtsied to members of the royal family
seated in the Royal Box upon entering or leaving Centre Court.
However, in 2003, All
Prior to the Second World War, members of the
Brigade of Guards and
retired members of the
Royal Artillery performed the role of stewards.
In 1946 the
AELTC offered employment to wartime servicemen returning
to civilian life during their demobilisation leave. Initially this
scheme extended only to the Royal Navy, followed by the Army in 1947
and the Royal Air Force in 1949. In 1965
Wimbledon operates a ticket resale system where returned Show Court tickets can be purchased. All proceeds go to charity. Queue cards are presented to those queuing for admission to Wimbledon. This helps to prevent queue jumping.
The majority of centre and show court tickets sold to the general
public have since 1924 been made available by a public ballot that the
Wimbledon and the French Open are the only Grand Slam tournaments where fans without tickets for play can queue up and still get seats on the three show courts on the day of the match. Sequentially numbered queue cards were introduced in 2003. From 2008, there is a single queue, allotted about 500 seats for each court. When they join the queue, fans are handed queue cards. Anyone who then wishes to leave the queue temporarily, even if in possession of a queue card, must agree their position with the others nearby in the queue and/or a steward.
To get access to the show courts, fans will normally have to queue
overnight. This is done by fans from all over the world and, although
considered vagrancy, is part of the Wimbledon experience in itself.
At 2.40pm on Day Seven (Monday 28 June) of the 2010 Championships , the one-millionth numbered Wimbledon queue card was handed out to Rose Stanley from South Africa.
Wimbledon is notable for the longest running sponsorship in sports
history due to its association with
Main article: Radio Wimbledon
Friday before the start of the tournament.
Radio Wimbledon can be
heard within a five-mile radius on 87.7 FM , and also online. It
operates under a
Restricted Service Licence and is arguably the most
sophisticated RSL annually in the UK. The main presenters are Sam
Lloyd and Ali Barton. Typically they work alternate four-hour shifts
until the end of the last match of the day. Reporters and commentators
include Gigi Salmon, Nick Lestor, Rupert Bell, Nigel Bidmead, Guy
Swindells, Lucie Ahl, Nadine Towell and Helen Whitaker. Often they
report from the "Crow's Nest", an elevated building housing the Court
3 and 4 scoreboards which affords views of most of the outside courts.
Regular guests include Sue Mappin. In recent years Radio Wimbledon
acquired a second low-power FM frequency (within the grounds only) of
96.3 FM for uninterrupted
People watching the Championships' broadcast in
Since 1937 the
The Wimbledon Finals are obliged to be shown live and in full on
terrestrial television (
Wimbledon was also involved in a piece of television history, when on
1 July 1967 the first official colour television broadcast took place
in the UK. Four hours live coverage of the 1967 Championships was
Since 2007, Wimbledon matches have been transmitted in
high-definition , originally on the BBC's free-to-air channel
The BBC's opening theme music for Wimbledon was composed by Keith
Mansfield and is titled "Light and Tuneful". A piece titled "A
Sporting Occasion" is the traditional closing theme, though nowadays
coverage typically ends either with a montage set to a popular song or
with no music at all. Mansfield also composed the piece "World
Champion", used by
ABC began showing taped highlights of the Wimbledon Gentlemen's
Singles Final in the 1960s on its Wide World of Sports series. NBC
began covering Wimbledon in 1969, with same-day taped (and often
edited) coverage of the Gentlemen's Singles Final. In 1979, the
network began carrying the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Singles Finals
live. For the next few decades, Americans made a tradition of
Previously, weekday coverage in the
In Ireland, RTÉ broadcast the tournament during the 1980s and 1990s on their second channel RTÉ Two , they also provided highlights of the games in the evening. The commentary provided was given by Matt Doyle a former Irish-American professional tennis player and Jim Sherwin a former RTÉ newsreader. Caroline Murphy was the presenter of the programme. RTÉ made the decision in 1998 to discontinue broadcasting the tournament due to falling viewing figures and the large number of viewers watching on the BBC. From 2005 until 2014 TG4 Ireland's Irish-language broadcaster provided coverage of the tournament. Live coverage was provided in the Irish language while they broadcast highlights in English at night. In 2015 Wimbledon moved to Pay TV broadcaster Setanta Sports under a 3-year agreement.
Coverage is free-to-air in
Wimbledon is shown live on Eurosport 2 in several European countries.
Most matches are also available for viewing through internet betting websites and other live streaming services, as television cameras are set up to provide continuous coverage on nearly all the courts.
TROPHIES AND PRIZE MONEY
The Ladies' (top) and Gentlemen's singles trophies
The Gentlemen's Singles champion is presented with a silver gilt cup
18.5 inches (about 47 cm) in height and 7.5 inches (about 19 cm) in
diameter. The trophy has been awarded since 1887 and bears the
The Ladies' Singles champion is presented with a sterling silver
salver commonly known as the "
Venus Rosewater Dish ", or simply the
"Rosewater Dish". The salver, which is 18.75 inches (about 48 cm) in
diameter, is decorated with figures from mythology. The actual dish
remains the property of the All
The winner of the Gentlemen's Doubles, Ladies' Doubles, and Mixed
Doubles events receive silver cups. A trophy is awarded to each player
in the Doubles pair, unlike the other Grand Slam tournaments where the
winning Doubles duo shares a single trophy. The Gentlemen's Doubles
silver challenge cup was originally from the Oxford University Lawn
The runner-up in each event receives an inscribed silver plate. The trophies are usually presented by the President of the All England Club, The Duke of Kent .
Prize money was first awarded in 1968 , the year that professional players were allowed to compete in the Championships for the first time. Total prize money was £26,150; the winner of the men's title earned £2,000 while the women's singles champion received £750.
Before 2007, among grand slam tournaments, Wimbledon and the French Open awarded more prize money in men's events than in women's events. In 2007, Wimbledon changed this policy, awarding the same amounts per event category to both men and women. The decision has been controversial because women generally spend considerably less time playing on court than men (except in mixed doubles) owing to their wins being based upon best of three sets, whereas men's are based upon best of five sets.
In 2009, a total of £12,500,000 in prize money was awarded with the singles champions receiving £850,000 each, an increase of 13.3 percent on 2008. In 2010 total prize money increased to £13,725,000, and the singles champions received £1,000,000 each. A further increase of 6.4% in 2011 resulted in a total prize money amount of £14,600,000. Both male and female singles champions prize money increased to £1,100,000, a rise of 10%. The 2012 Championships offered total prize money of £16,060,000, an increase of 10.0% from 2011. The bulk of the increases were given to players losing in earlier rounds. This move was in response to the growing angst among lower-ranked players concerning the inadequacy of their pay. Sergiy Stakhovsky , a member of the ATP Player Council and who was at the time ranked 68th, was among the most vocal in the push for higher pay for players who bow out in the earlier rounds. In an interview Stakhovsky intimated that it is not uncommon for lower-ranked players to be in the negative, for certain tour events, if their results weren't stellar. This issue gained the attention of the men's "Big Four "—Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray , and Rafael Nadal—as well as the Championships.
In 2013 total prize money was further increased by about 40% from 2012 to £22,560,000. The losers in the earlier singles rounds of the tournament saw a highest 62% increase in their pay while the total prize money of the doubles increased by 22%. The prize money for participants of the qualifying matches saw an increase of 41%. Sergiy Stakhovsky , a member of the ATP Player Council , was the loudest voice for this increase. The 2015 prize money was £1,880,000 each for the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Singles winners, £340,000 each pair for the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Doubles winners, and £100,000 per pair for the Mixed Doubles winners. The total prize money awarded is £26,750,000 up 7% from the £25,000,000 in 2014. The 2016 Wimbledon Championships saw prize money for the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Singles winners reach £2,000,000 for the first time. The winning pair of the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Doubles received £350,000, a £10,000 increase from 2015. £100,000 was awarded to the winning pair of the Mixed Doubles competition.
In 2016, the total prize money of £28,100,000 was a 5% increase on the 2015 prize money.
In 2017, the total prize money rose by 12.5% to £31,600,000, with the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Champions each receiving £2.2 million, a 10% increase from £2.0 million in 2016.
2017 Gentlemen's ">
ROGER FEDERER was the winner of the Gentlemen's Singles in 2017. It was his nineteenth Grand Slam Men's Singles title and his eighth Wimbledon title, both all-time records. *
GARBIñE MUGURUZA was the winner of the Ladies' Singles in 2017. It was her second Grand Slam Women's Singles title and her first title at Wimbledon after previously having reached the final in 2015. *
ŁUKASZ KUBOT was part of the winning Men's Doubles team in 2017. It was his second Grand Slam Men's Doubles title and his first title at Wimbledon. *
MARCELO MELO was part of the winning Men's Doubles team in 2017. It was his second Grand Slam Men's Doubles title and his first title at Wimbledon after previously having reached the final with Ivan Dodig in 2013. *
EKATERINA MAKAROVA was part of the winning Women's Doubles title in 2017. This was her third Grand Slam Women's Doubles title and first at Wimbledon after previously having reached the final in 2015. *
ELENA VESNINA was part of the winning Women's Doubles title in 2017. This was her third Grand Slam Women's Doubles title and first at Wimbledon after previously having reached the final in 2015. *
MARTINA HINGIS was part of the winning Mixed Doubles title in 2017. *
JAMIE MURRAY was part of the winning Mixed Doubles title in 2017.
EVENT CHAMPION RUNNER-UP SCORE
Gentlemen since 1877 RECORD ERA PLAYER(S) COUNT WINNING YEARS
Winner of most Gentlemen's Singles titles
Winner of most consecutive Gentlemen's Singles titles
Winner of most Mixed Doubles titles – Gentlemen
Winner of most Championships (total: singles, doubles, mixed) – Gentlemen Before 1968: Laurence Doherty 13 1897–1906 (5 singles, 8 doubles)
Ladies since 1884 RECORD ERA PLAYER(S) COUNT WINNING YEARS
Winner of most Ladies' Singles titles Before 1968: Helen Wills 8 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938
Open Era: / Martina Navratilova 9 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990
Winner of most consecutive Ladies' Singles titles Before 1968: Suzanne Lenglen 5 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923
Open Era: / Martina Navratilova 6 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Winner of most Ladies' Doubles titles Before 1968: Elizabeth Ryan 12 1914 (with Agatha Morton ), 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925 (with Suzanne Lenglen ), 1926 (with Mary Browne ), 1927, 1930 (with Helen Wills ), 1933, 1934 (with Simonne Mathieu )
Winner of most Mixed Doubles titles – ladies
1919, 1921, 1923 (with
Randolph Lycett ), 1927 (with Frank Hunter
), 1928 (with
Patrick Spence ), 1930 (with Jack Crawford ), 1932 (with
Winner of most Championships (total: singles, doubles, mixed) – ladies Before 1968: Elizabeth Ryan 19 1914–34 (12 doubles, 7 mixed)
Open Era: / Martina Navratilova 20 1976–2003 (9 singles, 7 doubles, 4 mixed)
Combined: Billie Jean King 20 1961–79 (6 singles, 10 doubles, 4 mixed)
Record plaque about the longest match ever played at Wimbledon.
Miscellaneous RECORD ERA PLAYER(S) COUNT WINNING YEARS
Career match winning performance (men) singles
Career match winning performance (women) singles Steffi Graf 90.36% (75–8) 1984–1999 (open era)
20–0 1878 1938 1955 1963 1976 2017
Most games won in a final Andy Roddick 39 2009
Most matches played (men) Jean Borotra 223 1922–39, 1948–64
Most consecutive Wimbledons played (men) Arthur Gore 30 1888–1922
Most matches played (women) / Martina Navratilova 326
Most consecutive Wimbledons played (women) Virginia Wade 26 1960–1985
Lowest-ranked winner (men or women)
Wildcard winner (men or women)
Lowest-ranked winner (women)
Youngest winner (men)
Youngest winner (Ladies' Singles) Lottie Dod 15 years 285 days 1887
Youngest winner (Ladies' Doubles)
Set won without losing a point (golden set) Yaroslava Shvedova (3rd round vs S Errani , 1st set) 15 mins 2012
* List of Wimbledon gentlemen\'s singles champions
* List of Wimbledon ladies\' singles champions
* List of Wimbledon gentlemen\'s doubles champions
* List of Wimbledon ladies\' doubles champions
List of Wimbledon mixed doubles champions
List of Wimbledon Open Era champions
List of British finalists at Grand Slam tennis tournaments
2012 Summer Olympics
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