Wimbledon Fast Facts – CNN

June 27-July 10, 2022 – Wimbledon is planned.

June 28-July 11, 2021 – Wimbledon takes place in London.

Ashleigh Barty from Australia defeated Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic. 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 in the women’s final to win their first Wimbledon title.

Other facts

Wimbledon is one of four tennis Grand Slam tournaments. The rest are Australian Open, in French Open and US Open.

Wimbledon takes place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London.

Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament still played on grass.

Records (Open era)

Most singles wins (male) – Roger Federer with eight.

Most singles wins (women) – Martina Navratilova with nine.
Longest tennis match ever played (any tournament) – At the 2010 tournament, John Isner defeated Nicolas Mayu in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes over three days. There were 138 games in the final set (at that time there were no tie-breaks in 5 sets at Wimbledon, and the player had to win by two games). Final score: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 70-68.

Schedule

1868 – All England Croquet Club founded.. The site is located off Worple Road in the London suburb of Wimbledon.

1877 – Name changed to All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club and the first Lawn Tennis Championship is held.

1882 – “Croquet” is dropped from the club’s name as the sport’s popularity declines. Rebuilt in 1899

1915-1918 – Wimbledon suspended during World War I.
1922 – Championship moves to Church Roadcurrent location of Wimbledon.
1940-1945 – Wimbledon suspended during The Second World War.

October 2018 – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) committee introduces a final set tie-break rule that begins when players are tied at 12-12 in the fifth set. [third set for women].

July 2019 AELTC applies the new tiebreak rule in the final set and it is used for the first time in the men’s championship final.

April 1, 2020 – It is reported that this year Wimbledon canceled due to coronavirus outbreak.

April 27, 2021 – AELTC announces that the championship will be a 14-day tournament starting in 2022 with matches played mid-Sunday. Middle Sunday is traditionally a public holiday at the Wimbledon Championships.

April 20, 2022 – Wimbledon organizers announce what Russian and Belarusian players will not be allowed to participate in the Grand Slam tournament this year after Russian invasion or Ukraine.