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Wimbledon Gallery: Something About SW19

Well, some things. On the eve of the final, here are a few facts about The Championships.

Published July 06, 2012 12:00

Every year, the focus of the tennis world is on Wimbledon, with the world's best all on display.
Every year, the focus of the tennis world is on Wimbledon, with the world's best all on display.
And that's not all on offer at the All-England Club for the two weeks of The Championships...
And that's not all on offer at the All-England Club for the two weeks of The Championships...
Tickets for Wimbledon can be hard to get a hold of - many people resort to the overnight queue.
Tickets for Wimbledon can be hard to get a hold of - many people resort to the overnight queue.
In 2011, the total attendance for Wimbledon was 494,761 - about one in every 16 people in London.
In 2011, the total attendance for Wimbledon was 494,761 - about one in every 16 people in London.
And among that group of people, about 28,000 kilograms of English strawberries are consumed.
And among that group of people, about 28,000 kilograms of English strawberries are consumed.
The grounds usually open at 1030hrs every morning, with a wall of security enforcing that.
The grounds usually open at 1030hrs every morning, with a wall of security enforcing that.
Roger Federer has the most titles for active men with six; Venus Williams leads the women with five.
Roger Federer has the most titles for active men with six; Venus Williams leads the women with five.
There are 20 match courts at Wimbledon - the famed Centre Court and those numbered 1 to 19.
There are 20 match courts at Wimbledon - the famed Centre Court and those numbered 1 to 19.
The only Brits of either gender to win Wimbledon in the Open Era? Ann Jones and Virginia Wade.
The only Brits of either gender to win Wimbledon in the Open Era? Ann Jones and Virginia Wade.
The defending champions at the 2012 edition of the event were Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova.
The defending champions at the 2012 edition of the event were Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova.
Sometimes the spectators on Centre Court aren't always human - birds have been known to drop in.
Sometimes the spectators on Centre Court aren't always human - birds have been known to drop in.
With thousands of pigeons in London, the tournament has come up with a way to keep them away...
With thousands of pigeons in London, the tournament has come up with a way to keep them away...
Rufus the hawk deters pigeons and other birds from bothering players and spectators during matches.
Rufus the hawk deters pigeons and other birds from bothering players and spectators during matches.
Rain has always been a big problem and they built the Centre Court roof in 2009 to soften the blow.
Rain has always been a big problem and they built the Centre Court roof in 2009 to soften the blow.
The Championships 2011 were watched by a global audience of 365.1 million people in 185 countries.
The Championships 2011 were watched by a global audience of 365.1 million people in 185 countries.
  • Every year, the focus of the tennis world is on Wimbledon, with the world's best all on display.
  • And that's not all on offer at the All-England Club for the two weeks of The Championships...
  • Tickets for Wimbledon can be hard to get a hold of - many people resort to the overnight queue.
  • In 2011, the total attendance for Wimbledon was 494,761 - about one in every 16 people in London.
  • And among that group of people, about 28,000 kilograms of English strawberries are consumed.
  • The grounds usually open at 1030hrs every morning, with a wall of security enforcing that.
  • Roger Federer has the most titles for active men with six; Venus Williams leads the women with five.
  • There are 20 match courts at Wimbledon - the famed Centre Court and those numbered 1 to 19.
  • The only Brits of either gender to win Wimbledon in the Open Era? Ann Jones and Virginia Wade.
  • The defending champions at the 2012 edition of the event were Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova.
  • Sometimes the spectators on Centre Court aren't always human - birds have been known to drop in.
  • With thousands of pigeons in London, the tournament has come up with a way to keep them away...
  • Rufus the hawk deters pigeons and other birds from bothering players and spectators during matches.
  • Rain has always been a big problem and they built the Centre Court roof in 2009 to soften the blow.
  • The Championships 2011 were watched by a global audience of 365.1 million people in 185 countries.
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