Wimbledon is a tennis tournament held at the All England Club in London. It is the oldest tennis tournament in the world operating since 1877 and is widely considered by many tennis players and fans as the most prestigious tennis tournament. The tournament is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The other three are the Australian Open, US Open and French Open. This is the only tournament played on outdoor grass courts.
The tournament takes place around the months of June and July and runs for about two weeks which culminates in the Ladies’ and Gentleman’s Singles Finals which happen on the second Saturday and Sunday of July. The championships hold both singles and doubles tournament and is open to all nationalities.
Wimbledon 2017 Tournament Guide, Schedule and Information
The match format for the Gentlemen’s Singles and Gentlemen’s Doubles are played with a best-of-five set. This means each game will have up to five sets and the player or players that first gets to 3 winning sets is declared winner of that match. All other events in the championship are best-of-three sets. All main event matches are on a single-elimination format, so when a player loses a match they are automatically out of the championship.
Wimbledon is regarded as one of the most popular events in London and often attracts tourists of many kinds to go and watch the games. As this championship is also very prestigious many tennis fans monitor the highlights and the standings of popular tennis players. Some of the most famous tennis players have won titles in this competition including Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and the current Gentlemen’s Singles Champion, British player Andy Murray.
If you are looking for something to do in London during the last week of June and the first few weeks of July, then take the time to check out the games at Wimbledon.