The Wimbledon Championships, commonly known as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It is generally rated as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877. It is played on outdoor grass courts, with retractable roofs over the two main courts since 2019.
Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. Wimbledon is the only major which is still played on grass. Grass was the traditional tennis playing surface. It is the only Grand Slam that retains a night-time curfew, however, it is now possible for matches to continue until 11.00pm under the lights.
The tournament traditionally takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, starting on the last Monday in June and ending with the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles Finals, scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday at the end of the second week. Alternatively, as it has done in recent years, the tournament can start on the first Monday in July and end, once again, on the Saturday and Sunday of the second week.
In 2009, Wimbledon’s Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain. These delays massively impacted on the Wimbledon schedule down the years. A roof was operational over No. 1 Court from 2019.
Wimbledon traditions include a strict all-white dress code for competitors, and royal patronage. Strawberries and cream and PImms are traditionally consumed at the tournament. Unlike other tournaments and major sporting events, advertising is minimal and low key from official suppliers such as Slazenger and Rolex. The deal with Slazenger is the world’s longest-running sporting sponsorship. They have provided balls for the tournament since 1902.
Wimbledon 2023 will take place at the All England Club from Monday July 3 until Sunday July 16.
Wimbledon 2023 Latest Odds
|Novak Djokovic||6/5||William Hill/Paddy Power/Betfair/888sport|
|Daniil Medvedev||9/1||Paddy Power/Betfair/888sport/|
|Caroline Garcia||14/1||Paddy Power/Betfair/10bet/Quinnbet|
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