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Upcoming Tournaments

Rogers Cup

Rogers Cup

Montreal, CANADA
Jul 25 - Jul 31
Brasil Tennis Cup

Brasil Tennis Cup

Florianopolis, BRAZIL
Jul 31 - Aug 05
Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

Nanchang, CHINA
Aug 01 - Aug 07
Olympic Tennis Event

Olympic Tennis Event

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Aug 06 - Aug 14
Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, USA
Aug 15 - Aug 21
Connecticut Open

Connecticut Open

New Haven, USA
Aug 21 - Aug 27
The Championships, Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon

Wimbledon, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 27 - Jul 10

Tournament Info

Tier: Grand Slams
Prize Money: $19,174,575
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
2016 Serena Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
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
Previous Winners

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  • Venus Takes Aim At Serving Record

    July 19, 2016
    Venus Williams is in action at this week's Bank of the West Classic, and while recapturing the title she won in 2000 and 2002 will be top of the agenda, the speed gun will also be put through its paces.
  • WTA Breakthrough Of The Month: Vesnina

    July 15, 2016
    Elena Vesnina broke through in a big way at the All England Club to reach her first major semifinal; because of this, you've voted her WTA Breakthrough Of The Month.
  • WTA Player Of The Month: Serena

    July 15, 2016
    Serena Williams earned a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon - and for that reason you voted her June's WTA Player Of The Month.
  • Insider Podcast: Reflecting On SW22

    July 13, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | Rennae Stubbs and Steve Flink weigh in on the gravity surrounding Serena Williams' history-making 22nd Grand Slam title.
  • Vote: June Breakthrough Of The Month

    July 12, 2016
    Cast your vote now for June's Breakthrough Performance of the Month - Elena Vesnina, Madison Keys, or Anastasija Sevastova?
  • Vote: June's Player Of The Month

    July 12, 2016
    Cast your vote now for June's WTA Player of the Month - Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber, Madison Keys, or Dominika Cibulkova?
  • RTS Update: Venus Rising

    July 11, 2016
    Wimbledon semifinalists Venus Williams and Elena Vesnina enjoyed two of the biggest leaps on the Road to Singapore leaderboard with the WTA Finals just over 100 days away.
  • Ranking Movers: Summer Swing

    July 11, 2016
    Angelique Kerber rises back up into the Top 2 as veterans lead the charge behind a post-Wimbledon ranking surge; who else made big gains after play ended at the All England Club?
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  • 22 Snaps Of Serena’s 22nd Major Title

    July 09, 2016
    Check out all the best photos from the Wimbledon final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, where Serena took home a historic 22nd Grand Slam title.
  • Wimbledon: Road To The Final Four

    July 06, 2016
    And then there were four. After almost a fortnight packed with action, drama, and a little rain, we've reached the semifinal stage at Wimbledon. Check out the photos to see how we got here.
  • Wimbledon: The Last 20 Champions

    June 21, 2016
    Who are the 10 women to have lifted the Venus Rosewater Dish over the last two decades? Find out right here on wtatennis.com.
  • Serena's Path To Number 22

    July 07, 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.
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  • Pre-Wimbledon Party: Best Dressed

    June 24, 2016
    Who earned top marks in the fashion department at this year's Pre-Wimbledon Party? Pick your favorite and vote on wtatennis.com.
  • 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
2016 Serena Williams Venus Williams / Serena Williams
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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