Wimbledon is the oldest and arguably the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. It has been held annually since 1877, making it one of the longest-running sporting events in history. The tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, and is held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London.
History of Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is considered one of the most prestigious. It was first played in 1877 and has been held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, ever since. Originally, only men’s singles were played, but women’s singles were added in 1884, and doubles and mixed doubles were added in the following years.
Getting to Wimbledon
Wimbledon is located in the southwest of London and is easily accessible by public transport. The closest train station to the tournament is Wimbledon Station, which is served by both overground trains and the London Underground District Line. From there, it is a short walk to the All England Club. You can also take buses or taxis to the tournament.
Recent Winners of Wimbledon
In recent years, Wimbledon has seen some of the greatest tennis players of all time compete on its hallowed grass courts. The reigning champions for 2022 are Novak Djokovic for men’s singles and Ashleigh Barty for women’s singles. Other recent winners include Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Simona Halep.
Wimbledon Winners - Men's singles
|2022||Novak Djokovic (Serbia)||Nick Kyrgios (Australia)|
|2021||Novak Djokovic (Serbia)||Matteo Berrettini (Italy)|
|2019||Novak Djokovic (Serbia)||Roger Federer (Swiz)|
|2018||Novak Djokovic (Serbia)||Kevin Anderson (South Africa)|
|2017||Roger Federer (Swiz)||Marin Čilić (Croatia)|
Wimbledon Winners - Women's singles
|2022||Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)||Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)|
|2021||Ash Barty (Australia)||Karolína Plíšková (Czechia)|
|2019||Simona Halep (Romania)||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2018||Angelique Kerber (Germany)||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2017||Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain)||Venus Williams (USA)|
Wimbledon Dates and Favourites for 2023
The dates for Wimbledon in 2023 are June 26th to July 9th. As for the favourites to win, it’s still too early to say for sure, but based on current form and rankings, Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty are likely to be among the top contenders for the men’s and women’s singles titles, respectively. Other top players to watch out for include Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka, and Serena Williams.
Daily Schedule: A full Order of Play will be available the night before the next day’s play.
Championships Schedule: The Championships 2023 will be played over 14 days, this marks the second year that play on the Middle Sunday is part of the intended schedule.
As last year, the fourth round singles matches will be spread across two days, and the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ singles matches will be mixed through the quarter-finals. The Mixed Doubles competition will be a 32-draw size with the final scheduled to take place on Thursday, following the Ladies’ singles semi-finals on Centre Court. This year, the Gentlemen’s Doubles format will change from best of five sets to best of three.
Play on all outside courts will start at 11am. The staggered start times of Centre Court (1.30pm) and No.1 Court (1pm), introduced in 2021, will be retained and run through until finals weekend when play on Centre Court will commence at 2pm. Matches on No.1 Court will start at 11am on finals weekend for the first time in 2023.
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