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BMW Malaysian Open

BMW Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Apr 14 - Apr 20
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Marrakech, MOROCCO
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Stuttgart, GERMANY
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Portugal Open

Portugal Open

Oeiras, PORTUGAL
Apr 28 - May 03
Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 03 - May 11
Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 12 - May 18
The Championships, Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 23 - Jul 05

Tournament Info

Tier: Grand Slams
Prize Money: $0
Surface: Grass
Director: Richard Lewis
Wimbledon, also known as The Championships, is considered by many the world's most prestigious tournament. Launched in 1877, the event is held in late June and early July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London and is the only major still played on grass - the game's original surface.

Other traditions include no matches on the middle Sunday, a strict player dress code, the eating of strawberries and cream, the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts and royal patronage.

Since 2001, Wimbledon's courts have been sown with 100% perennial ryegrass. The main show courts, Centre Court and Court 1, are normally used just during The Championships' fortnight, and the remaining 17 courts are used regularly for other events hosted by the club. To the delight of players, fans and media, a retractable roof was installed prior to the 2009 staging. The show courts were competed on an additional time in 2012, as the facility hosted the Summer Olympics tennis event three weeks after Wimbledon.

In another break from tradition, starting in 2015 The Championships will start a week later on the calendar, allowing for three weeks instead of two between the end of the French Open and the start of Wimbledon.

WTA legend Martina Navratilova has the ladies tournament record with nine singles titles. She also has the Open Era record with seven doubles titles. On top of that, she has four mixed doubles crowns, giving her a remarkable 20 Wimbledon triumphs altogether. Others who have dominated the event in the Open Era include Steffi Graf with seven singles titles and Serena and Venus Williams, with five each. In fact, a Williams sister has raised the Venus Rosewater Dish in 10 of the past 14 years.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2013 Marion Bartoli Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Serena Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2011 Petra Kvitova Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2010 Serena Williams Yaroslava Shvedova / Vania King
2009 Serena Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
Previous Winners

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  • Sharapova On Tennis' Juggling Act

    March 29, 2014
    Maria Sharapova has always been a shining example of how to juggle on-court success with off-court marketability, and now she is passing on her knowledge to the next generation.
  • Upsets Of 2013: Sabine Vs Serena

    November 27, 2013
    Each day this week wtatennis.com will be recapping one of 2013's most memorable upsets. Today we look back at Sabine Lisicki and Serena Williams' classic fourth round encounter at Wimbledon.
  • Upsets Of 2013: Michelle Vs Maria

    November 26, 2013
    Each day this week wtatennis.com will be recapping one of 2013's most memorable upsets. Today is Michelle Larcher de Brito's day in the sun in SW19.
  • 2013 Season In Review: Part III

    November 13, 2013
    Marion Bartoli ended a memorable Wimbledon fortnight by realizing her childhood dream and lifting the Venus Rosewater Dish.
  • Quotable Quotes: On To The Next One

    July 11, 2013
    Confidence, momentum, that winning feeling - there's a million ways to get it. And for the 127 players who didn't win Wimbledon, they're hitting the practice courts hard for the summer season...
  • Quotable Quotes: Baby Blankets & Nando's

    July 10, 2013
    Which of Redfoo's shots does Victoria Azarenka think needs work? Can Li Na play another 10 years? All that and more as wtatennis.com revisits some of the best quotes from Wimbledon.
  • Tweeting The Wimbledon Champions

    July 09, 2013
    From current stars like Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka to legends like Billie Jean King and Chris Evert, there was an outpouring of support for Marion Bartoli and Andy Murray over Twitter.
  • Quotable Quotes: Nails & One Direction

    July 09, 2013
    What was the inspiration for Serena Williams' nails? Is Kaia Kanepi a One Direction fan? Over the next few days wtatennis.com will bring you some of the best quotes from the Wimbledon fortnight.
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  • Gallery: 15 Of China's Finest Firsts

    January 31, 2014
    From Li Ting and Sun Tiantian to Zheng Jie and Li Na, Chinese tennis has become a tennis power to be reckoned with over the last decade. Here are 15 of China's finest firsts in women's tennis.
  • Gallery: Serena's 17 Grand Slams

    January 18, 2014
    Serena Williams has spent 14 years winning Grand Slams - two full years more than anyone else's winning span in the Open Era - and it doesn't look like she's going to be stopping there...
  • Stills From SW19: All The Small Things

    July 12, 2013
    No other tournament on the calendar embraces details like The Championships, Wimbledon, right down to their perfect strawberries - how many portions of them were consumed this year?
  • Stills From SW19: The Fan Experience

    July 10, 2013
    From the famous Wimbledon Queue to relaxing on Henman Hill and the hunt for autographs of the stars, the fan experience at SW19 is always special - maybe you're in one of these photos?
  • Gallery: The Marion Bartoli Blitz

    July 09, 2013
    From the Champions Ball to the Novak Djokovic Foundation gala dinner and from Southwest London to the Gare du Nord in Paris, it has been a busy few days for Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.
  • Stills From SW19: That Moment

    July 07, 2013
    From Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai's doubles title to Belinda Bencic's triumph and the moment Marion Bartoli's life changed forever, check out all the best pics from Finals Day right here.
  • Stills From SW19: The Semifinals

    July 05, 2013
    Look back at Semifinals Day at Wimbledon - Marion Bartoli's incredible performance against Kirsten Flipkens and Sabine Lisicki's very dramatic victory against Agnieszka Radwanska.
  • Stills From SW19: 16 To 4 In 48

    July 03, 2013
    After all of the shockers last Wednesday, things at Wimbledon calmed down for a few days - but there was even more drama to come as the fourth round and quarterfinals took place Monday and Tuesday.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2013 Marion Bartoli Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Serena Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2011 Petra Kvitova Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2010 Serena Williams Yaroslava Shvedova / Vania King
2009 Serena Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2008 Venus Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2007 Venus Williams Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2006 Amelie Mauresmo Zi Yan / Jie Zheng
2005 Venus Williams Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2004 Maria Sharapova Cara Black / Rennae Stubbs
2003 Serena Williams Kim Clijsters / Ai Sugiyama
2002 Serena Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2001 Venus Williams Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2000 Venus Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
1999 Lindsay Davenport Lindsay Davenport / Corina Morariu
1998 Jana Novotna Martina Hingis / Jana Novotna
1997 Martina Hingis Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1996 Steffi Graf Martina Hingis / Helena Sukova
1995 Steffi Graf Jana Novotna / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1994 Conchita Martinez Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1993 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1992 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1991 Steffi Graf Larisa Neiland / Natasha Zvereva
1990 Martina Navratilova Jana Novotna / Helena Sukova
1989 Steffi Graf Jana Novotna / Helena Sukova
1988 Steffi Graf Steffi Graf / Gabriela Sabatini
1987 Martina Navratilova Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Helena Sukova
1986 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1985 Martina Navratilova Kathy Jordan / Elizabeth Smylie
1984 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1983 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1982 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1981 Chris Evert Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1967 Billie Jean King Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King
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