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The ChampionshipsWimbledon

6. Sources

5. Traditions

4. Trophies and prize money

3. The Championships II.

2. The Championships I.

1. The town


Wimbledon-the town

  • southwest area of London
  • affluent suburb
  • residential area divided:
    • village
    • town
  • became part of London in 1965

The Championships I.

  • oldest tennis tournament in the world
  • first tournament in 1877
  • hosted by the "All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club" in WImbledon
  • takes place over 2 weeks in late June-early July

The Championships II.

  • grass surface
  • five main contests today
  • at the beginning: only Gentlemen's Singles
  • difference to today: handmade equipment
  • 1884: men's doubles competition and women's singles were introduced

Trophies and prize money

  • winners are awarded with replicas
  • men: silver gilt cup
  • women: silver salver "Rosewater Dish"
  • 1968: prize money was introduced
  • 2007 prize money for men and women became equal

- white dress-code- men's and women's competitions called "Gentlemen's" and "Ladies"- Royal Box- Centre Court