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Upcoming Tournaments

St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Feb 08 - Feb 14
Taiwan Open - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Taiwan Open - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
Feb 08 - Feb 14
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Champions...

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Feb 15 - Feb 20
Rio Open

Rio Open

Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
Feb 15 - Feb 21
Qatar Total Open

Qatar Total Open

Doha, QATAR
Feb 21 - Feb 27
Abierto Mexicano TELCEL

Abierto Mexicano TELCEL

Acapulco, MEXICO
Feb 22 - Feb 27
The Championships, Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon

Wimbledon, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 27 - Jul 10

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 begin 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.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Serena Williams Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza
2014 Petra Kvitova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2013 Marion Bartoli Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Serena Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2011 Petra Kvitova Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
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    December 30, 2015
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    July 02, 2015
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  • Upsets Of 2015: Cepelova Vs Halep

    November 25, 2015
    Each day this week wtatennis.com will be recapping one of 2015's most memorable upsets. Third up is Jana Cepelova's stunning first round win over Simona Halep at Wimbledon.
  • Season Review: Serena Slam II

    November 18, 2015
    Serena Williams overcame rivals old and new to lay hands on the Wimbledon title once more and stay on course for the Calendar Year Grand Slam.
  • Graf Won The Golden Slam On This Day

    October 01, 2015
    It was exactly 27 years ago to this day when Steffi Graf did something nobody had ever done before, and something nobody has done since - win the Golden Grand Slam.
  • Birthday Girl Martina Hingis' 20 Majors

    September 30, 2015
    It's Martina Hingis' birthday - Happy Birthday Martina! For the Swiss Miss' special day we thought we'd take a look back at her 20 Grand Slam titles. Let's turn back the clock!
  • Baltacha's Legacy Burning Brightly

    July 28, 2015
    Former British No.1 Elena Baltacha lost her fight against cancer a year ago, but her legacy is burning brightly at her academy in Ipswich, as CNN Open Court found out.
  • CNN Open Court: Life In The Pit

    July 22, 2015
    Leading photographer Ella Ling spoke to CNN Open Court about the joys of shooting World No.1 Serena Williams at Wimbledon.
  • Serena & Djokovic Look Back At Wimbledon

    July 21, 2015
    CNN Open Court caught up with Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic about their magical Wimbledon fortnight. They also asked Djokovic to rate her dancing - what did he say?
  • Martina Hingis & The Hall Of Fame

    July 16, 2015
    Watch Martina Hingis talk about becoming the first Global Ambassador to the International Tennis Hall Of Fame right here. Which WTA star is getting inducted this weekend?
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  • Serena's 21 Grand Slam Titles

    December 30, 2015
    Serena Williams now has 21 Grand Slam titles - the third-most of any tennis player, male or female, all time. Take a look back at all 21 of them in this very special gallery!
  • The WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party In 20 Photos

    June 27, 2015
    Serena, Maria, Simona, Petra and all the biggest WTA stars were at a magical WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free this year. See 20 of the best pics here.
  • The Last 20 Wimbledon Champions

    June 24, 2015
    From Steffi Graf back in 1995 to Petra Kvitova in 2014 and everyone in between, take a look back at the last 20 Wimbledon champions in this very special photo gallery!
  • Gallery: Kvitova, Team & Trophy

    July 17, 2014
    Behind this iconic shot of World No.4 Petra Kvitova and her two Wimbledon trophies, there's a whole team hard at work. Get to know them a little bit better right here...
  • Stills From SW19: Kvitova Vs Bouchard

    July 06, 2014
    Check out 20 of the best pictures from the Wimbledon final, including action shots, celebrities in the box, heartwarming celebrations - all right here on wtatennis.com.
  • Stills From SW19: Quiet Before The Storm

    July 04, 2014
    With such a big title on the line, the Wimbledon finalists are putting in as much final preparation as possible - all the best pics from the practice courts right here.
  • Stills From SW19: Semifinal Thursday

    July 03, 2014
    WTA Rising Stars Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep squared off in one Wimbledon semifinal, while Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova also faced off for a spot in the final.
  • Stills From SW19: 15 More Great Action Shots

    July 01, 2014
    From Agnieszka Radwanska's versatile forehand to the best serves, backhands and volleys on the tour, check out some more of the best action shots from SW19!
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Videos

  • WTA Stars Try British Slang

    July 02, 2015
    Simona Halep, Ana Ivanovic and Angelique Kerber try their luck at guessing British words - can they tell the difference between cheers and cheerio, or were they left gobsmacked?
  • Wimbledon: 40 Love Celebration

    June 30, 2013
    The WTA's 40 Love Celebration was held on the Middle Sunday at the All-England Tennis Club.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Serena Williams Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza
2014 Petra Kvitova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
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 Amélie 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 Martínez 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
1969 Ann Jones (haydon) Margaret Court / Judy Dalton (tegart)
1968 Billie Jean King Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King
1967 Billie Jean King Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King
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