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Wimbledon By The Numbers

What was the longest match? And who hit the most aces? These are just a few of the questions answered in Wimbledon By The Numbers.

Published July 09, 2012 07:44

Wimbledon By The Numbers
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LONDON, England - One hundred and twenty-seven matches, 294 sets, 2741 games and 17,741 points over 13 rain-interrupted days. And that was just the singles. While numbers never tell the whole story, when it comes to Wimbledon 2012, they certainly make for a good read…

484,862 - The total number of tennis fans who came through the All-England Club turnstiles this year.

192 - The number of minutes needed by Tamira Paszek to defeat No.7 seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first round, making it the longest match of the tournament.

120 - The speed in miles per hour of the fastest serve of the fortnight, hit first by Sabine Lisicki and then again by Serena Williams in her semifinal against Victoria Azarenka.

102 - Unsurprisingly, Serena also topped the tournament's aces leaderboard - her total of 102 included 24 against Azarenka and was more than the combined tallies of the next four players on the list.

73 - Poland's last Grand Slam finalist was Jadwiga Jedrzejowska back at the 1939 US Open. That is until Agnieszka Radwanska ended the country's 73-year wait with a runner-up finish on Saturday. 

56 - Camila Giorgi jumped 56 spots up the rankings after her run through qualifying and into the fourth round.

44 - The number of players at this year's tournament who were yet to be born when 41-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm made her Wimbledon debut in 1989.

38 - There were 38 different nationalities in the singles draw this year.

31 - Radwanska broke serve a whopping 31 times throughout the fortnight.

26 - The longest rally of this year's tournament was 26 shots. And it happened twice. First in Vera Zvonareva and Mona Barthel's first round epic, then again one round later in the match between Anabel Medina Garrigues and Jana Cepelova.

25 - Italian duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci had won 25 matches on the spin until they ran into Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the quarterfinals of the doubles.

16 - Apparently, 30 is the new 20; singles champ Serena turned 30 last September and there were 15 other members of the three-zero club in the singles draw.

7 - There have now been seven different winners at the last seven majors.

3 - Since Venus won Wimbledon in 2000, there have been only three years in which a Williams sister has not had their name engraved on the Venus Rosewater Dish.

1 - Doubles runners-up Hlavackova and Hradecka had won just one match together on grass prior to arriving in SW19 this year.

0 - Yaroslava Shvedova reeled off 24 points in a row in her third round match with Sara Errani to win the first golden set in the Open Era.

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