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Upcoming Tournaments

Bank of the West Classic

Bank of the West Classic

Stanford, USA
Aug 03 - Aug 09
Citi Open

Citi Open

, USA
Aug 03 - Aug 09
Rogers Cup

Rogers Cup

Toronto, CANADA
Aug 10 - Aug 16
Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, USA
Aug 17 - Aug 23
Connecticut Open

Connecticut Open

New Haven, USA
Aug 23 - Aug 29
US Open

US Open

Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 31 - Sep 13
The Championships, Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 29 - Jul 12

Tournament Info

Tier: Grand Slams
Prize Money: $20,458,117
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
2010 Serena Williams Yaroslava Shvedova / Vania King
Previous Winners

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    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.
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    July 22, 2015
    Leading photographer Ella Ling spoke to CNN Open Court about the joys of shooting World No.1 Serena Williams at Wimbledon.
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    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?
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    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?
  • Hingis & Mirza Qualify For Singapore

    July 14, 2015
    Wimbledon champions Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza are the first team to qualify for the doubles event at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
  • Sharapova Back To World No.2

    July 13, 2015
    After her best Wimbledon in four years, Maria Sharapova bounces back to World No.2 this week. How many career weeks has the Russian had in the Top 2 - 120, 150 or 180?
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    Serena Williams is fresh off her fourth major in a row, but if she makes it five she'll also pull off her first Calendar Year Grand Slam - do you think the World No.1 can do it?
  • Serena Shines At Wimbledon Ball

    July 13, 2015
    Serena Williams, now a six-time Wimbledon champion, shone at the Champions Ball on Sunday night. Want to see her full dress? Check it out right here on wtatennis.com.
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    August 02, 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!
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    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...
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    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.
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    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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    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?
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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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