Wimbledon History of Tennis Tournament: The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply “Wimbledon”, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. Held every June and July in London, United Kingdom the tournament is the third Grand Slam event played each year, preceded by the Australian Open and the French Open, and followed by the U.S. Open. See Wimbledon Station Information
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In the corridors of Wimbledon history
The Wimbledon Tennis Club
The Championships were first played under the control of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in 1877 at a ground near Worple Road, Wimbledon; the only event held was Gentlemen’s Singles. In 1884, the All England Club added Ladies’ Singles and Gentlemen’s Doubles.
Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles were added in 1913. The Championships moved to their present location, at a ground near Church Road, in 1922. 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.
British Winners History
Britons are very proud of the tournament but it is a source of national anguish – no British man has won the singles event at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, and no British woman since Virginia Wade in 1977.
Every year British expect Tim Henman to win (being the only one ‘remotely’ capable) – No disrespect to him, he is a good player, but not good enough to win Wimbledon – Ever.
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