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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.
More information and context on Wimbledon
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.
Serena Williams wins Wimbledon for historic 22nd grand slam title https://t.co/x1Y4CArwXQ pic.twitter.com/iNUMRIucRg
— CNN (@CNN) July 9, 2016
So so happy and privileged to be in another @Wimbledon final. See you all Sunday 😀
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 14, 2017
Grand Slam titles:
Federer – 20
Nadal – 20
Djokovic – 19
Bring. On. Wimbledon.
— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) June 13, 2021
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Players at Wimbledon are required to wear all white when competing.
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Like Gauff, Barty catapulted to prominence at 15 — in her case by winning Wimbledon’s junior title.
Connor became interested in photography when she took pictures of her dog, Ashley, while walking around her hometown of Wimbledon in England.Here’s the story behind a viral video of a baby red squirrel munching on seeds|John Kelly|April 11, 2021|Washington Post
He underwent arthroscopic surgery soon after the 2020 Australian Open, eyeing a return that June at Wimbledon.
The pandemic scuttled Wimbledon, while physical complications scuttled Federer’s timetable.
We have a very big business in providing insurance to things like the Wimbledon tennis tournament or the Tokyo Olympics.Many Businesses Thought They Were Insured for a Pandemic. They Weren’t. (Ep. 437)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 29, 2020|Freakonomics
It was a very rainy summer—the summer Arthur Ashe won Wimbledon against Jimmy Connors, which I watched in the pub.Meet Alexandre Desplat, Hollywood’s Master Composer|Andrew Romano|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He poured this into three ornate chalices that looked like Turkish knock-offs of the Wimbledon Cup.The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi|Elliot Ackerman|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had just resuscitated his career by dumping Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final.Roger Federer’s U.S. Open Defeat Was Bad, but He’s Not Dead Yet|Sujay Kumar|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They are said to have got engaged shortly before the Wimbledon tennis tournament.Report: Pippa Middleton Engaged|Tom Sykes|September 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Yeah, maybe we can have a little bit of a showdown,” Williams joked at Wimbledon.The Battle of the Sexes Is Back: Serena vs. the Men|Kevin Fixler|August 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then one day, without warning, she brought it up against me that I had "given her the slip" that afternoon on Wimbledon Common.In Accordance with the Evidence|Oliver Onions
Mr. Lewes is gone to see Mrs. Congreve and carry his net to the Wimbledon ponds.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
He was a famous lawn tennis player and came over to London for the tournament at Wimbledon.December Love|Robert Hichens
Since volunteering had come up, he had become a captain of Volunteers, and had won prizes with his rifle at Wimbledon.Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope
It is not exactly usual for ladies residing at Wimbledon to receive consignments of orchids.The Woodlands Orchids|Frederick Boyle