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a former borough, now part of Merton, in SE England, near London: international tennis tournaments.
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What is Wimbledon?

Wimbledon is the popular name for the major tennis tournaments known as the Wimbledon Championships or simply The Championships.

Wimbledon includes tournaments for both men and women. It’s known as one of the most famous and prestigious tennis events. It is held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, England, near London.

Wimbledon is one of the four major tennis tournaments that are considered grand slam competitions, along with the French Open, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open. It is an open tournament, meaning it is open to both professional players and amateurs who qualify. It is the only major tournament played on grass courts (as opposed to hard courts or clay).

When is Wimbledon?

In 2023, Wimbledon will take place from July 3–July 16.

The Wimbledon Championships usually begin each year in late June or early July and last for about two weeks.

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Wimbledon is the oldest of the grand slam tennis tournaments. It began in 1877 at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, England. The club still hosts the event but its location has changed several times. The event expanded to include a women’s tournament in 1884.

Wimbledon is known for its traditions, including rules requiring players to wear all-white outfits.

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Wimbledon is widely considered the world’s most famous and prestigious tennis tournament.

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British Dictionary definitions for Wimbledon

/ (ˈwɪmbəldən) /

part of the Greater London borough of Merton: headquarters of the All England Lawn Tennis Club since 1877 and the site of the annual international tennis championships
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