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Upcoming Tournaments

Yinzhou Bank International Women's Tennis Open

Yinzhou Bank International Women...

Ningbo, CHINA
Oct 27 - Nov 02
Garanti Koza WTA Tournament Of Champions

Garanti Koza WTA Tournament Of C...

Sofia, BULGARIA
Oct 28 - Nov 02
OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open

OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open

Taipei, CHINESE TAIPEI
Nov 03 - Nov 09
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Open GDF Suez De Limoges - Limog...

Limoges, FRANCE
Nov 03 - Nov 09
Brisbane International

Brisbane International

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Jan 04 - Jan 10
Shenzhen Open

Shenzhen Open

Shenzhen, CHINA
Jan 04 - Jan 10
The Championships, Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 23 - Jul 05

Tournament Info

Tier: Grand Slams
Prize Money: $18,575,979
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.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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
Previous Winners

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News

  • Hodgkinson: Best Slam Matches Part 2

    September 16, 2014
    Throughout the week, wtatennis.com contributor Mark Hodgkinson will dig into the five best Grand Slam matches of the season. Today, an epic Wimbledon third round encounter...
  • CNN Open Court: Kvitova's Journey

    July 23, 2014
    CNN Open Court turns back the clock with Petra Kvitova - footage from her early years, interviews from her hometown, a chat with her idol... see it all right here!
  • CNN Open Court: The Proposal

    July 22, 2014
    If you missed it the first time, you can watch it again here - the on-court proposal that captivated the tennis world. CNN Open Court caught up with the love birds too.
  • CNN Open Court: Grand Slam Photographer

    July 21, 2014
    CNN Open Court headed to the All-England Club to spend time with one of the most famous tennis and sport photographers in the world. Watch the video right here!
  • The 10 Best Quotes From Wimbledon

    July 16, 2014
    How well does Madison Keys know One Direction? Whose presser got really awkward? What happened to the coughing lady? Who has four of these 10 best quotes?
  • Petra Kvitova: This Wonderful Journey

    July 15, 2014
    What has Petra Kvitova been up to since winning Wimbledon? The World No.4 tells all from her home in the Czech Republic - read her blog right here on wtatennis.com!
  • WTA Diary: Kvitova's Journey

    July 08, 2014
    Catch up on all the post-Wimbledon news, including Petra's rocky path to a second Wimbledon title, Eugenie's latest winner and some major coaching news.
  • Errani & Vinci: Co-World No.1s Again

    July 07, 2014
    Two days after becoming the fifth team in the Open Era to complete the Career Doubles Grand Slam, there's icing on the cake for Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.
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Photos

  • Gallery: Serena's 18 Grand Slams

    September 07, 2014
    Serena Williams has been winning Grand Slam titles for 15 years now - three years more than any other winning span in the Open Era. Take a trip down memory lane...
  • 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!
  • Stills From SW19: 15 Great Action Shots

    June 27, 2014
    From ferocious forehands to blistering backhands and picture perfect slices, check out 15 of the very best action shots from Wimbledon right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Stills From SW19: Eight Surprises

    June 25, 2014
    The first few days of Wimbledon have brought all kinds of surprises, from sweet ones to royal ones to just plain on-court shockers. Count all eight of them here!
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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
1968 Billie Jean King Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King
1967 Billie Jean King Rosie Casals / Billie Jean King
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