Spotlight On Wimbledon Tennis
Wimbledon is one of four Grand Slams in the world of tennis and is the oldest tennis tourament in the world, is the only one played on grass and is widely recognised as the most prestigious tennis tournament too.
There are plenty of interesting facts and figures surrounding the tournament too. Here are some fun facts about Wimbledon:
Wimbledon is hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club which was founded in 1875.
Spencer Gore won the first ever tournament that took place in 1877
Fred Perry won Wimbledon in 1936 and the next British man to take the title was Andy Murray in 2013
Virginia Wade was the last British woman to win Wimbledon in 1977
More than 25,000kg of strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream are served during Wimbledon fortnight.
During matches, tennis balls are replaced after every 9 games
In 2022 the tournament attracted a global television audience of the BBC coverage that exceeded 50 million people!
The leading male players to have won the most singles titles at Wimbledon of all time are Roger Federer (8 times), Pete Sampras (7 times) and Novak Djokovic (7 times)
Martina Navratilova takes the crown for the most wins of the Ladies singles titles with 9 titles followed by Steffi Graf and Serena Williams (7 titles each) and Venus Williams (5 titles)
The grounds have a capacity for 42,000 people at any one time
There are 38 courts in total
Over 270,000 glasses of Pimms are served during Wimbledon fortnight each year!