Wimbledon Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at the Wimbledon tennis championships.

July 2, 2018-July 15, 2018 - Wimbledon is scheduled to take place in London.
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15:  Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates victory with the trophy alongside runner up Venus Williams of the United States after the Ladies Singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 15, 2017, in London, England. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
    Other Facts:
    Wimbledon is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The others are the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.
    Wimbledon takes place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London.
    Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event that is still played on grass.
    Records:
    Most singles wins (male) -
    Roger Federer with eight.
    Most singles wins (female) - Martina Navratilova with nine.
    Longest tennis match ever played - At the 2010 tournament, John Isner defeats Nicolas Mahut in a match that lasts 11 hours and five minutes over three days. The final set takes 138 games (no tie-breakers in 5th sets at Wimbledon, player must win by two games). The final score: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.
    1877 - The name is changed to the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club and the first Lawn Tennis Championship is held.
    1882 - "Croquet" is dropped from the club's moniker, as the sport declines in popularity.
    1915-1918 - Wimbledon is suspended during World War I.
    1940-1945 - Wimbledon is suspended during World War II.
    2007 - Female winners receive the same cash awards as the male winners for the first time.