Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season. It is held in England, and is for most people the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. Here you will find information on the history, winners, records, …
History of Wimbledon
The British Open, Wimbledon in other words held in a suburb of London, Wimbledon. The first time the tournament was held at that time for amateurs, it was 1877. The name was still the Lawn Tennis Championships. The georganisseerd of all the English Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The only series where only men. Year 1884 this was extended with single women and men’s doubles. After a few years, around 1900, Wimbledon became an internationally known tournament. Why was there a new stadium was built in 1922, with a capacity of 14,000 spectators.
Today, Wimbledon is the biggest grästurneringen in the world, and arguably the most prestigious. This is probably also because of the many customs associated with Wimbledon. Thus, all players in white took office in their match, and there are a lot of strawberries with whipped cream eaten. The tournament will end June/early July and lasts about two weeks. The important matches are played on Centre Court.The colors in the tournament are green and purple.
This year Wimbledon instead of June 25-July 8. The overwhelming favorite in the men’s Roger Federer, the winner of the last four editions of Wimbledon and the current number 1. If he wins a victory this year, is he the record of Swede Bjorn Borg, who also won such a series between 1976 and 1980. For women, it is not clear who the top favorite, it can still be exciting.
There is now also a museum open, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. Here you will find rackets, tennis clothing, photographs, old video..