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Date: 3-16 July 2023
Category: Grand Slam
Draw Size: 128S/64D
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Wimbledon is a world-renowned tennis tournament that takes place annually in Wimbledon, London, England. Here's a comprehensive overview of Wimbledon:
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, with its inaugural event held in 1877. It has been hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) ever since. The tournament has a long-standing tradition and is considered one of the most prestigious events in the sport.
The tournament is held at the All England Club, situated in the Wimbledon district of London. The club has numerous grass courts, including the iconic Centre Court, No. 1 Court, and several others used for matches during the tournament.
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament played on grass courts. The grass surface is meticulously maintained to provide a fast and low-bouncing playing surface, which requires specific skills and tactics from the players.
Wimbledon consists of five main events: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles. The tournament follows a knockout format, where players compete in multiple rounds until a champion is crowned in each event.
Wimbledon is often referred to as "The Championships" or simply "Wimbledon." It is known for its unique traditions and customs, including the strict dress code, predominantly white attire for players, and the consumption of strawberries and cream by spectators.
Prize Money and Trophies
Wimbledon offers substantial prize money to the winners, with the prize fund determined each year by the AELTC. The Gentlemen's Singles and Ladies' Singles champions receive a trophy known as the Challenge Cup, while winners in other events are presented with their respective trophies.
Notable Players and Records
Many tennis legends have left their mark on Wimbledon. Players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Bjorn Borg, Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras, and Billie Jean King have achieved great success at the tournament. Wimbledon has seen numerous remarkable records and achievements over the years.
Wimbledon enjoys a special connection with the British royal family. Members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, regularly attend the tournament, especially during the finals. The royal box at Centre Court is reserved for their presence and that of other distinguished guests.
Broadcast and Global Audience
Wimbledon attracts a global audience and is broadcasted in numerous countries worldwide. The tournament garners significant viewership on television, streaming platforms, and online channels, making it one of the most-watched sporting events globally.
Grass Court Season
Wimbledon is the highlight of the grass court season in professional tennis. Preceding Wimbledon, there are several other tournaments played on grass courts, such as the Queen's Club Championships and the Eastbourne International, which serve as preparation events for players.
Wimbledon represents the epitome of tennis excellence, combining rich history, top-level competition, and timeless traditions. It captivates fans around the world with its unique charm and remains a coveted title for players in their pursuit of greatness.
|Round||ATP Points||WTA Points||Prize Money|
|Winner||2 000 points||2 000 points||£2,350,000|
|Finalist||1 200 points||1 300 points||£1,175,000|
|Semi-finalists||720 points||780 points||£600,000|
|Quarter-finalists||360 points||430 points||£340,000|
|4th round||180 points||240 points||£207,000|
|3rd round||90 points||130 points||£131,000|
|2nd round||45 points||70 points||£85,000|
|1st round||10 points||10 points||£55,000|
|R3 Qualifying||16 points||30 points||£36,000|
|R2 Qualifying||8 points||20 points||£21,750|
|R1 Qualifying||0 points||2 points||£12,750|
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