The Championships, Wimbledon

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The Championships, Wimbledon

Oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious add

Category: Tennis

Activity starting in 1868.

Countries: United States (17%), (12%), United Kingdom (11%)

Main connections: French Open, Australian Open, Grand Slam (tennis)

Linked to: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, BBC, NBC, Women's Tennis Association




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The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is a private club founded in 1868, originally as 'The All England Croquet Club' add something


In 1876, lawn tennis, a game devised by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield a year or so earlier and originally called 'Sphairistike' was added to the activities of the club add something


Spencer Gore (sportsman) - In 1877 the first Wimbledon lawn tennis championship was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club which had been renamed from the "'All England Croquet Club"' since tennis had been established there two years earlier


The inaugural 1877 Wimbledon Championship opened on 9 July 1877 add something


By 1882, activity at the club was almost exclusively confined to lawn tennis and that year the word 'croquet' was dropped from the title add something


In 1884, the club added Ladies' Singles and Gentlemen's Doubles add something


Blanche Bingley - In 1884, she competed in the first ever Wimbledon championships for women and two years later captured the first of her six singles titles


The trophy has been awarded since 1887 and bears the inscription: "All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Championship of the World add something


However, for sentimental reasons, it was restored in 1899 add something


Agnes Morton - She twice reached the Ladies Singles finals at the 1908 and 1909 Wimbledon Championships and claimed victory in 1914 in Ladies Doubles with partner Elizabeth Ryan


Dora Boothby - She is best remembered for her ladies' singles title at the 1909 Wimbledon Championships


Charles P. Dixon - He was a member of the English Drive Club team in South Africa in 1910-1911, and reached the final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship later that year


Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet - He played in the semi-finals of the men's tennis doubles at Wimbledon in 1911


Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles were added in 1913 add something


Previous to this, from the 1920s onwards, the ball boys had been provided by The Shaftsbury Children's Home add something


Miami Masters - Buchholz brought in Alan Mills, the tournament referee at Wimbledon, as the head referee; and Ted Tinling, a well-known tennis fashion designer since the 1920s, as the director of protocol


From 1922, the prior year's champions were required to play all the rounds, like other tournament competitors add something


The name was retained when the Club moved in 1922 to the present site in Church Road, although no longer a true description of its location add something


The principal court, Centre Court, was opened in 1922 when the Club moved from Worple Road to Church Road add something


Until 1922, the reigning champion had to play only in the final, against whomever had won through to challenge him/her add something


Until 1922, the winners of the previous year's competition were automatically granted byes into the final round add something


A ballot for tickets has been held since 1924, through the All England Lawn and Tennis Club add something


Grand Slam (tennis) - Helen Wills Moody won all 16 of the Grand Slam singles tournaments she played beginning with the 1924 U.S. Championships and extending to the 1933 Wimbledon Championships


Grand Slam (tennis) - However, of these four, only Wimbledon was a major before 1924/25, the time when all four became designated Grand Slam tournaments


Jack Crawford (tennis) - In 1933, Crawford won the Australian Championships, French Championships, and Wimbledon Championships, leaving him needing to win the US Championships to complete the Grand Slam


No British man has won the singles event at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936 and no British woman since Virginia Wade in 1977, although Annabel Croft and Laura Robson won the Girls' Championship in 1984 and 2008 respectively add something


For over 70 years, the BBC has broadcast the tournament on television in the UK, starting in 1937 add something


The Championship was first televised in 1937 add something


Grand Slam (tennis) - It was not possible from 1940 to 1945 because of interruptions at Wimbledon, the Australian and French opens due to the Second World War, the years from 1970 to 1985 when there was no Australian tournament in mixed doubles, and 1986 when there was no Australian Open at all


From 1947 ball boys were supplied by Goldings, the only Barnardos school to provide them add something


Jack Pollard - In 1948, he started work as a correspondent for the Australian Associated Press in London , where he covered many major sporting events such as the 1948 Summer Olympics, ten Wimbledon Championships and the 1948 tour of England by Don Bradman's Australian cricket team


Rod Laver - He had his breakthrough on the world stage in 1959, when he reached all three finals at Wimbledon, winning the mixed doubles title with Darlene Hard


Rod Laver - He set a record of 31 consecutive match victories at Wimbledon between 1961 and 1970, which lasted until 1980 when it was eclipsed by Björn Borg


Rod Laver - Laver captured his first Wimbledon singles crown in 1961


Although Mexico had begun broadcasting in colour in 1962, Wimbledon continued to air in black and white in Mexico until colour came to England in 1967 add something


Grand Slam (tennis) - More specific, she won: Australian open 11 times, the third in 1962; French Open five times, the third in 1969; Wimbledon three times , the third in 1970 and finally US Open five times, the third in 1969


Rod Laver - In 1967, Laver won 19 titles, including the Wimbledon Pro, the U.S. Pro Championships, the Wembley Pro Championship, and the French Pro Championship, which gave him a clean sweep of the most important professional titles, a professional Grand Slam


Rod Laver - In 1967, Laver won a "Professional Grand Slam" by winning all four of the major professional tournaments: the U.S. Pro Championships, the Wembley Pro Championships, the French Pro Championship, and the Wimbledon Pro


Rod Laver - The tournament in 1967 on Wimbledon's Centre Court was the only professional event ever staged on that court before the open era began


Wimbledon was involved, unintentionally, in a piece of television history, on 1 July 1967 add something


As with the other three "Grand Slam" events, Wimbledon was contested by top-ranked amateur players until the advent of the open era in tennis in 1968 add something


Prize money was first awarded in 1968, the first year that professional players were allowed to compete in the Championships add something


Rod Laver - Laver became Wimbledon's first open era champion in 1968, beating the best amateur, American Arthur Ashe, in a semifinal and fellow-Australian Tony Roche in the final, both in straight sets


Since 1969, BBGs have been provided by local schools add something


Jimmy Connors - Others include: Rod Laver who won the Grand Slam in 1969; Mats Wilander won the Australian, French and US Open in 1988; Roger Federer won the Australian, Wimbledon and US Open in 2004, 2006 and 2007; Rafael Nadal won the French, Wimbledon, and US Open in 2010; and Novak Djokovic won the Australian, Wimbledon, and US Open in 2011


Bjorn Borg - In 1973, Borg reached the Wimbledon main draw quarterfinals in his first attempt


Jimmy Connors - The two would team up to win the doubles championships at the 1973 Wimbledon and the 1975 US Open


Jimmy Connors - Connors was engaged to fellow tennis pro Chris Evert and together they both triumphed in the singles events at the 1974 Wimbledon Championships; a feat labelled "The Love Double" by the media


From 1975 to 1999, premium channel HBO carried weekday coverage of Wimbledon add something


The !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) abandoned grass in 1975 and the Australian Open in 1988 add something


BBG places are split 50:50 between boys and girls, with girls having been used since 1977, appearing on centre court since 1985 add something


The furthest that any qualifier has progressed in a Singles tournament is the semi-final round: John McEnroe in 1977 , Vladimir Voltchkov in 2000 , and Alexandra Stevenson in 1999 add something


John McEnroe - After Wimbledon in 1977, McEnroe entered Stanford University and won the National Collegiate Athletic Association singles and team titles in 1978


John McEnroe - As an 18-year-old amateur in 1977, McEnroe won the mixed doubles at the French Open with Mary Carillo, and made it through the qualifying tournament and into the main draw at Wimbledon, where he lost in the semifinals to Jimmy Connors in four sets


Jimmy Connors - At Wimbledon in 1977, he refused to participate in a parade of former champions to celebrate the tournament's centenary, choosing instead to practice in the grounds with Ilie Nastase while the parade took place


Bjorn Borg - Borg skipped the French Open in 1977 because he was under contract with WTT, but he repeated his Wimbledon triumph, although this time he was pushed much harder


Jimmy Connors - Borg won only four of those meetings, but two of those wins were in the Wimbledon finals of 1977 and 1978


Bjorn Borg - Borg defeated Connors in straight sets at the 1978 Wimbledon


Bjorn Borg - In 1978, 1979 and 1980, Borg was halfway to a Grand Slam after victories at the French and Wimbledon only to falter at Flushing Meadow, lefty Tanner his conqueror in 1979


Victor Amaya - Amaya nearly beat tennis legend Björn Borg in the first round of the 1978 Wimbledon Championships


However, in 1980 four new courts were brought into commission on the north side of the ground, which meant the Centre Court was once more correctly defined add something


In Ireland RTÉ broadcast the tournament during the 1980s and 1990s on their second channel RTÉ Two, they provided highlights of the games in the evening add something


Bjorn Borg - Borg won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon singles title, the 1980 Wimbledon Men's Singles final, by defeating McEnroe in a five-set match, often cited as the best Wimbledon final ever played - the only comparable match being the Federer - Nadal final in 2008


Bjorn Borg - That match followed Borg's classic encounter with McEnroe at the 1980 Wimbledon


Bjorn Borg - Borg did not lose another match at Wimbledon until 1981


Bjorn Borg - In reaching the Wimbledon final in 1981, Borg stretched his winning streak at the All England Club to a record 41 matches


John McEnroe - McEnroe remained controversial when he returned to Wimbledon in 1981


Controversy followed Martina Navratilova's wearing branding for "Kim" cigarettes in 1982 add something


Jimmy Connors - Head to head in major championship finals, they split their two meetings, Connors winning the 1982 Wimbledon and McEnroe winning the 1984 Wimbledon


Jimmy Connors - However, in 1982, at age 29, Connors was back in the Wimbledon singles final, where he faced McEnroe, who by was established firmly as the world's top player


John McEnroe - McEnroe lost to Jimmy Connors in the 1982 Wimbledon final


Andrea Holikova - In 1985, she won the Wimbledon Championships and reached the final of the US Open


US Open (tennis) - Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final "tennis major" comprising the Grand Slam each year; the other three are the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon


Christy (towel manufacturer) - The company has a long-term relationship with tennis, producing the towels used by players on court at Wimbledon since 1987


Jimmy Connors - Connors did commentary with NBC-TV in 1990 and 1991, during its coverage of the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments


Mirjana Lucic - She enjoyed a promising career on the WTA Tour in the late 1990s, during which she set several "youngest-ever" records, won the Grand Slam women's doubles title at the Australian Open in 1998 when she was only 15 years old, partnering with Martina Hingis, and reached the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1999


However, rain has forced play on the Middle Sunday three times, in 1991, 1997 and 2004 add something


One of the most notable British commentators was Dan Maskell, who was known as the BBC's "voice of tennis" until his retirement in 1991 add something


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 add something


Jana Novotna - Two years later, at the 1993 Wimbledon Championships, Novotná's game hit full stride, as she produced some of her finest tennis ever


In 1996, the title was won by Richard Krajicek, who was originally unseeded but was promoted to a seeded position when Thomas Muster withdrew before the tournament add something


The court was constructed in 1997 to replace the old No.1 Court, which was adjacent to Centre Court add something


The opening of the new No. 1 Court in 1997 emphasised the description add something


Jana Novotna - Novotná's moment of Wimbledon glory finally arrived in 1998


Mirjana Lucic - She beat 1998 Wimbledon finalist Nathalie Tauziat in the quarterfinals after Tauziat served for the match twice in the third set


Mirjana Lucic - She finished runner-up in the 1998 mixed doubles event at Wimbledon, partnering Mahesh Bhupathi


Jana Novotna - She won the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and was runner-up in three previous Grand Slam tournaments


Jana Novotna - From 2000-2002 Jana was a commentator for Wimbledon for the BBC. From 2009 onwards Jana has played doubles at Wimbledon at the invitational draw


Since the 2001 tournament 32 players have been given seedings in the Gentlemen's and Ladies' singles, 16 teams in the doubles events add something


Mirjana Lucic - She won her first two rounds and beat Michaëlla Krajicek in the third round to qualify for the main draw of Wimbledon, her first Grand Slam since the 2002 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis))


In 2003, however, the President of the All England Club, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, decided to discontinue the tradition add something


Sequentially numbered queue cards were introduced in 2003 add something


Jonathan Erlich - The Israeli duo's best achievement was reaching the semifinal of the Wimbledon championships in 2003


Andy Ram - With partner Jonathan Erlich, his groundbreaking achievement was their reaching the semifinals of the Wimbledon championships in 2003 as unknown qualifiers


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 Ralph Lauren add something


Since 2005 TG4 Ireland's Irish-language broadcaster has provided coverage of the tournament add something


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, for the day's play add something


Unseeded pairs have won the doubles titles on numerous occasions; the 2005 Gentlemen's Doubles champions were not only unseeded, but qualifiers add something


Robin Haase - Later on in 2005, he lost the final of the Junior Grand Slam Tournament at Wimbledon to Jérémy Chardy in his last junior-level tournament


In recent years Radio Wimbledon acquired a second low-power FM frequency of 96,3 FM for uninterrupted Centre Court commentary, and, from 2006, a third for coverage from No. 1 Court on 97,8 FM. Hourly news bulletins and travel are broadcast add something


Frank Dancevic - He qualified for his first grand slam main draw, at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships


Bjorn Borg - In March 2006, Bonhams Auction House in London announced that it would auction Borg's Wimbledon trophies and two of his winning rackets on 21 June 2006


Before 2007, among grand slam tournaments, Wimbledon and the French Open awarded more prize money in men's events than in women's events add something


In 2007, Wimbledon changed this policy, giving the same money for both events add something


Live coverage starts early in the morning and continues well into the afternoon, interspersed with commentary and interviews from Bud Collins, whose tennis acumen and famous patterned trousers are well-known to tennis fans in the USA. Collins was sacked by NBC in 2007, but was promptly hired by ESPN, the cable home for The Championships in the States add something


No unseeded player has captured the Ladies' Singles title; the lowest seeded female champion was Venus Williams, who won in 2007 as the 23rd seed; Williams was returning from an injury that had prevented her playing in previous tournaments, giving her a lower ranking than she would normally have had add something


Since 2007, Wimbledon matches have been transmitted in high-definition, originally on the & BBC's free-to-air channel BBC HD, with continual live coverage during the tournament of Centre Court and Court No. 1 as well as an evening highlights show "Today at Wimbledon" add something


Jelena Jankovic - In 2007, she became the first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam title when she won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title with British partner Jamie Murray


Tommy Haas - In the 2007 ATP Champion's Race, Haas, the thirteenth seed , not known for being much of a grass courter, advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time, defeating Zack Fleishman, Tomá? Zíb, and no. 21 seed Dmitry Tursunov


Arnaud Clement - In July 2007, Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra won the men's double title at Wimbledon, beating World No. 1 and number one seeds defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan, thus winning his first Grand Slam doubles title


As of 2008 they are drawn from schools in the London boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Kingston, and Wandsworth, as well as from Surrey add something


As of 2008, this training intake was 0600 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 add something


From 2008, there is a single queue, allotted about 0500 seats for each court add something


With the expansion of the number of courts, and lengthening the tennis day, as of 2008, the number of BBGs required is around 0250 BBG service is paid, with a total of £120-£160 being paid to each ball boy add something


Sabine Lisicki - At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Lisicki lost in the first round to the 2007 runner up, number 11 seed Marion Bartoli


Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova - In 2008, she entered into Wimbledon as the youngest in the ladies' singles tournament


Grigor Dimitrov - Prior to his professional career, Dimitrov enjoyed a successful junior career, in which he held the World No. 1 ranking and won the Boys' Singles titles at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships and the 2008 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis))


Casey Dellacqua - While she is yet to win a grand slam title in women's doubles, she has reached the finals of all four grand slam events in this discipline, finishing as the runner-up at the 2008 French Open with Italian Francesca Schiavone and 2013 Australian Open, 2013 Wimbledon Championships and 2013 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) with compatriot, Ashleigh Barty


Kei Nishikori - His first Grand Slam appearance at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships on 23 June 2008 ended in a first-round forfeiture to French player Marc Gicquel


Arnaud Clement - In July 2008, Arnaud Clément and Rainer Schüttler, both in their early 30s, played against each other in a Wimbledon quarterfinal singles match


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 on Centre Court add something


For the first time during the 2009 tournament, players were referred to on scoreboards by both their first and last names add something


In 2009, Wimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain add something


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 add something


Prior to 2009 female players were referred to by the title "Miss" or "Mrs" on scoreboards add something


Daniela Hantuchova - Competing at her ninth Wimbledon, Hantuchová was unseeded in singles for the first time since 2004


Grigor Dimitrov - In Wimbledon where he got a wildcard as the 2008 Juniors Champion he won the first set of his first round match against Igor Kunitsyn but suffered a knee injury


Sabine Lisicki - She reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 and 2012 Wimbledon Championships and the semifinals of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships


Grigor Dimitrov - The victory saw him join former junior champions Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg and guaranteed him a wildcard entry into the 2009 Wimbledon men's draw


The Club tested the new roof at an event called "A Centre Court Celebration" on Sunday, 17 May 2009, which featured exhibition matches involving Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters and Tim Henman add something


The first match to be played in its entirety under the new roof took place between Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka on 29 June 2009, which Murray won add something


The first time the roof was closed during a Wimbledon Championship match was on Monday 29 June 2009, involving Amélie Mauresmo and Dinara Safina add something


At 2,40pm on Day Seven of the 2010 Championships, the one-millionth numbered Wimbledon queue card was handed out to Rose Stanley from South Africa add something


For the 2010 Championships, the total prize money increased to £13,725,000, and the singles champions received £1,000,000 each add something


In Australia, the free-to-air Nine Network covered Wimbledon for almost 40 years but decided to drop their broadcast following the 2010 tournament, citing declining ratings and desire to use money saved to bid on other sports coverage add something


Daniela Hantuchova - As of Wimbledon 2010, she shares the same signature line as Ana Ivanovic


Ricardas Berankis - Berankis played in his first Grand Slam tournament in 2010, the 2010 Wimbledon Championships


Alexandr Dolgopolov - He beat Mikhail Kukushkin and Benjamin Becker in the first two rounds, avenged his defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at The Championships, Wimbledon in 2010, in five sets


Benoit Paire - He reached the 1st round of a Grand Slam event for the first time at the French Open in 2010 and has since gone on to make eight appearances at Grand Slam level, his best result coming at Wimbledon in 2012 and in the French Open in 2013, reaching the third round


Casey Dellacqua - Her next tournament was her first WTA maindraw since the 2010 Wimbledon, in Estoril as a player under protected ranking


Jelena Jankovic - Their only meeting at a Grand Slam tournament was at Wimbledon in 2010, in the tournament's fourth round


Fabio Fognini - In June 2010, Fognini followed up his vein of good form as he defeated Fernando Verdasco, the 8th seed, in the first round of Wimbledon without dropping serve the entire match


As of 2011, early training occurs at the Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club Covered Courts, to the side of the Grounds, and moves to outside courts the week before the Championships for a feel of the grass court add something


In 2011 a new No.3 Court and a new Court 4 have been unveiled on the sites of the old No.2 and 3 courts add something


The BBC was forced to apologise after many viewers complained about "over-talking" by its commentary team during the TV coverage of the event in 2011 add something


The most recent figures from 2011 suggested there were 4 applicants to every 1 ballot ticket, so a large number of applications are not successful add something


Casey Dellacqua - Dellacqua came into 2011 having not played since the 2010 Wimbledon Championships because of injury


Tommy Haas - He went down in the first round at Wimbledon, but reached the third round of the 2011 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), losing to Juan Mónaco in four sets


Alexandr Dolgopolov - His dismal grass-court season continued into Wimbledon 2011, where he was seeded 22nd, with a first-round loss to Fernando González


John Isner - In the 2011 Wimbledon men's singles draw, Isner was paired against Mahut in the first round, a rematch of the world's longest match from the previous year's tournament


Grand Slam (tennis) - Nadal himself was denied from achieving this feat by his own countryman David Ferrer, who defeated him in the quarterfinal of the Australian Open 2011, with Nadal previously having won the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2010


In April 2011, it was announced that the Seven Network, the host broadcaster of the Australian Open, along with its sister channel 7Two would broadcast the event from 2011 add something


Effective the 2012 tournament, all live coverage, including the Finals, will be exclusively on ESPN and ESPN2, marking the second major tennis championship available in the United States exclusively on pay television add something


Murray was involved in the latest completed match at Wimbledon, which ended at 11:02 pm in a victory over Marcos Baghdatis at Centre Court in the third round of the 2012 Championships add something


The show courts were in action for the second time in three months in 2012 as Wimbledon hosted the tennis events of the 2012 Olympic Games add something


Carla Suarez Navarro - At Wimbledon 2012 Carla Suarez Navarro only made it to the first round, but it was against fifth seed Samantha Stosur of Australia


Sara Errani - Her achievement in reaching the 2012 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) singles semifinals leaves Wimbledon as the only Grand Slam tournament in which Errani has yet to make the quarterfinals


Eugenie Bouchard - Her favourite tennis player is Roger Federer, whom she was able to meet in 2012 at the Wimbledon Ball


Christy (towel manufacturer) - In 2012, the company produced over 99,000 Wimbledon towels, which are sold to visitors to the tournament


Andrea Petkovic - She was forced out with what was later revealed to be torn ankle ligaments, which required surgery and kept her out for another four months, including the French Open, Wimbledon and the 2012 London Olympics


Igor Andreev - The only notable match was against Denis Istomin in the second round of Wimbledon 2012


On 27 June 2012, Roger Federer said in his post-match interview that he and his opponent had been asked to bow towards the Royal Box as Prince Charles and his wife were present, saying that that was no problem for him add something


The 2012 Men's Singles Final on 8 July 2012 between Roger Federer and Murray was the first final to be played under the roof, which was activated during the third set add something


ASB Classic - On 15 October 2012, it was announced that World No. 4 and reigning Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwa?ska from Poland will be competing in the tournament's 2013 edition as the top seed


Igor Andreev - At Wimbledon 2013 Andreev appears in the main draw and in the first round he faces Polish Lukasz Kubot


Uniqlo - Current No. 3 player in the World Golf Ranking Adam Scott wore Uniqlo when he won the 2013 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA. Current No. 1 ATP tennis player Novak Djokovic wore Uniqlo shirts and shorts at the French Open, Wimbledon, !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), and Australian Open, as does Japanese No. 1 Kei Nishikori


David Ferrer - However, he has had significant success on all surfaces, having reached the final of the French Open in 2013, the semi-finals of the Australian and US Opens twice each, and the quarter-finals of Wimbledon once


Amelie Mauresmo - In 2013, Mauresmo started coaching French No. 1 Marion Bartoli, joining forces with her shortly before the 2013 Wimbledon Championships


Sara Errani - She was defeated by Monica_Puig (Mónica_Puig) in straight sets in the first round of Wimbledon 2013, despite being seeded fifth


Marion Bartoli - She won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships after previously being runner-up in 2007, and was a semi-finalist at the 2011 French Open


C More Tennis - The channel got in early 2013 the rights to the WTA Tour, but only in Sweden, Norway and Finland, in Denmark, TV3 Sport 2 have the rights, So the WTA Tour transmissions will be blocked in Denmark together with The Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon, which TV3 Sport 2 has the rights to


Lisa Raymond - This partnership continued into the 2013 Wimbledon tournament


Jonathan Marray - He reached a career high of No. 15 in January 2013, mainly due to more regular appearances on the ATP World Tour, following his victory at Wimbledon 2012


On 23 April 2013, The All England Club announced the largest prize money for a tennis tournament so far add something


Novak Djokovic - In the finals of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships on July 7, 2013, No. 2-seed Murray defeated Djokovic in straight sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-4


Andy Murray - As a result of his Wimbledon win, Murray was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December 2013


The 2014 prize money is £1,760,000 for the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Singles winner, £325,000 for the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Doubles winners, and £96,000 for the Mixed Doubles winners add something


From 2015, the championships will begin one week later than in previous years, extending the gap between the tournament and the French Open from two to three weeks add something


This marked the first time in the history of the Championships that an outside company was used to design Wimbledon clothing; the contract with Polo Ralph Lauren is set to end in 2015 add something


From 2016 singles draws for the existing wheelchair events were added add something


On 17 January 2016, it was reported The Championships at Wimbledon were among several high-level tennis tournaments being investigated for instances of alleged match-fixing add something


The 2016 Wimbledon Championships are scheduled to begin on 27 June 2016 add something


It has been announced that the 2017 tournament will begin on Monday 3 July add something


The BBC holds the broadcast rights for Wimbledon until 2017 and it distributes its commercial-free feed to outlets worldwide add something


Starting with the 2018 tournament the BBC will broadcast all Centre Court matches in 4k UHD to a limited number of consumers via their iPlayer platform add something


On 19 October 2018, it was announced that a tie-break will be played if the score reaches 12–12 in the final set of any match; this will apply to all competitions including in qualifying, singles and doubles add something


Although there are some exceptions, as in Denmark, where the Danish channel TV3 Sport and Viaplay, holds the rights to show Wimbledon until 2019 add something


From 2019 singles qualification will increase to 128 players and no doubles qualification will occur add something


From the 2019 tournament onwards, a final set tiebreak game is played if the score in the final set reaches 12-12 add something