Here’s a look at the Wimbledon tennis championships.
June 28-July 11, 2021 - Wimbledon takes place in London.
Novak Djokovic defeats Matteo Berrettini of Italy 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3 in the men’s final, to win his sixth Wimbledon title.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia defeats Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 in the women’s final, to win her first Wimbledon title.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeats Roger Federer 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3) in the men’s final, to win his fifth Wimbledon title.
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.
Most singles wins (male) - Roger Federer with eight.
Most singles wins (female) - Martina Navratilova with nine.
Oldest winner (male) - Roger Federer won the Men’s Singles title in 2017 at 35 years, 342 days.
Oldest winner (female) - Navratilova won the mixed doubles match in 2003 at 46 years, 261 days old.
Youngest winner (male) - Boris Becker won the Men’s Singles title in 1985 age 17 years, 228 days.
Youngest winner (female) - Martina Hingis won the Ladies’ Doubles Championship in 1996 at 15 years, 282 days old.
Longest tennis match ever played (any tournament) - At the 2010 tournament, John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes over three days. The final set took 138 games (at the time there were no tie-breakers in 5th sets at Wimbledon and a player had to win by two games). The final score: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.
1868 - The All England Croquet Club is founded. The grounds are located off Worple Road in London’s suburb of Wimbledon.
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. It is reinstated in 1899.
1915-1918 - Wimbledon is suspended during World War I.
1922 - The Championships move to Church Road, Wimbledon’s current location.
1940-1945 - Wimbledon is suspended during World War II.
October 2018 - The The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC) Committee introduces a final-set tiebreak rule that begins when players are tied at 12-12 in the fifth set [third set for women].
July 2019 - AELTC implements the new final-set tiebreak rule and it is used for first time during the men’s championship final.
April 27, 2021 - AELTC announces the Championships will become a 14-day tournament starting in 2022, with matches set to be played on Middle Sunday. Middle Sunday is traditionally a day off at the Wimbledon Championships.