[ wim-buhl-duhn ]


  1. a former borough, now part of Merton, in SE England, near London: international tennis tournaments.


/ ˈwɪmbəldən /


  1. 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
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Example Sentences

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.

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.

It was a very rainy summer—the summer Arthur Ashe won Wimbledon against Jimmy Connors, which I watched in the pub.

He poured this into three ornate chalices that looked like Turkish knock-offs of the Wimbledon Cup.

He had just resuscitated his career by dumping Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final.

They are said to have got engaged shortly before the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

“Yeah, maybe we can have a little bit of a showdown,” Williams joked at Wimbledon.

Then one day, without warning, she brought it up against me that I had "given her the slip" that afternoon on Wimbledon Common.

Mr. Lewes is gone to see Mrs. Congreve and carry his net to the Wimbledon ponds.

He was a famous lawn tennis player and came over to London for the tournament at Wimbledon.

Since volunteering had come up, he had become a captain of Volunteers, and had won prizes with his rifle at Wimbledon.

It is not exactly usual for ladies residing at Wimbledon to receive consignments of orchids.


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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 2024, Wimbledon will take place from July 1–July 14.

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.

What are some terms that often get used in discussing Wimbledon?

How is Wimbledon discussed in real life?

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

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True or False?

Players at Wimbledon are required to wear all white when competing.