Wimbledon Championships

Publication date: 15 Aug 2022

About the Wimbledon

The Wimbledon Championships (Wimbledon) is an international tennis tournament, one of four Grand Slam tournaments. It takes place every year in late June/early July with five divisions: five for adults, four for juniors and four for wheelchair users. Wimbledon is covered every year by various TV and radio programs as well as by many newspapers and magazines, which is why its popularity is phenomenal.

Official website of the Wimbledon Championships

2024 Wimbledon Championships

The date for Wimbledon in 2024 is from July 1 to July 14. According to tradition, the tennis players will meet on equal courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

History of the Wimbledon Championships

The first tennis tournament dates back to 1877. It involved 22 tennis players competing in the men’s singles. The tournament lasted 4 days, with the final match attracting 200 spectators. Spencer Gore, a local shopkeeper was crowned champion of the first tournament.

Foreign competitors first appeared in 1884. At the same time, the men’s division was supplemented by women’s and mixed. In 1913, the tournament attained World Championship status. Interest in the competition especially increased in 1937, when it began to be televised.

Results of the previous tournaments

The year Venue Results
2023 All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), Wimbledon (England) men’s singles – Carlos Alcaraz (Spain);

women’s singles – Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic);

men’s doubles – Wesley Kolkhoz (Netherlands)/Neil Skupski (Britain);

women’s doubles – Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) / Xie Shuwei (Taiwan);

mixed doubles – Mate Pavic (Croatia) / Lyudmila Kichenyuk (Ukraine).

2022 All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), Wimbledon (England) men’s singles – Novak Djokovic (Serbia);

women’s singles – Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan);

men’s doubles – Matthew Ebden (Australia) / Max Purcell (Australia);

women’s doubles – Barbora Krejčíková (Czech Republic) / Kateřina Siniaková (Czech Republic);

mixed doubles – Desirae Krawczyk (USA)/ Neal Skupski (Australia).

2021 All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), Wimbledon (England) men’s singles – Novak Djokovic (Serbia);

women’s singles – Ashleigh Barty (Australia);

men’s doubles – Nikola Mektić (Croatia) / Mate Pavić (Croatia);

women’s doubles – Hsieh Su-wei (Taiwan)/ Elise Mertens (Belgium);

mixed doubles – Neal Skupski (Great Britain)/ Desirae Krawczyk (USA).

Interesting facts about the Wimbledon Championships:

  • Purple and green are the colours of Wimbledon. And that’s because since 1988, Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament that takes place on grass courts;
  • One of the Wimbledon traditions is the white colour of the athletes’ uniforms during the tournament;
  • The male winners receive a trophy in gilded silver and the women a silver tray.

The 2025 Wimbledon

The dates for the 2025 tournament are currently unknown.

Keep an eye on the dates for tennis tournaments and other events on our Sports Events Calendar.

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