The Wimbledon Open Championships

Wimbledon Tennis - Official LogoThe Wimbledon Open Championships is recognised as the most prestigious tournament in tennis. Played on lawn courts in Wimbledon during July, the Open Championships is also the oldest of the four grand slam events held annually.

Not only is the Wimbledon Open Championships known for the high standard of tennis on offer, but also for the traditions that accompany the tennis at the All England Tennis and Croquet Club. Champagne, strawberries and cream are as much a part of the Wimbledon experience as dramatic finals and rain stoppages.

Wimbledon Mens Betting

Wimbledon - Wimbledon - 20:00
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Federer, R4/911/20
Murray, A13/89/5

The Wimbledon Open Championships is the tennis betting highlight of the year. Many bookmakers offer ante-post markets on the tournament all year round, and punters enjoy unparalleled betting coverage during the tournament and many free Wimbledon bets on offer from UK Bookmakers.

The importance and media profile of the Wimbledon Open Championships means that bookmakers are likely to make a variety of Wimbledon betting specials available every July.

Wimbledon - Women's - 20:00
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Williams, S1/6
Radwanska, A11/2

Wimbledon History

The first Wimbledon Tennis Championships was organised under the auspices of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet club in 1877. The tournament offered only one men’s singles event and was held at the Worple Road grounds in Wimbledon.

The Wimbledon Open Championships was moved to the present location at Church Road in 1922. By this time the tournament was already regarded as the most important in England, and attracted the top amateur players in the country.

In 1968 the decision to accept entries from professional tennis players led to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships being renamed as the Wimbledon Open Championships. During the latter half of the 20th century the tournament established itself as the most important of the grand slam events, consistently drawing the top players in tennis.

Wimbledon Winners

No tennis player can stake a claim to greatness without first winning the Wimbledon Open Championships. Winning the tournament requires a balanced game, and the men’s draw in particular demands enormous stamina from contestants.

Pete Sampras is the most successful men’s singles player in Wimbledon’s open era. The American claimed 7 Wimbledon titles between 1993 and 2000, two more than his nearest competitors, Bjorn Borg and Roger Federer.

Martina Navratilova has won more singles titles than any other player in the history of the tournament. Navratilova dominated the tournament between 1978 and 1990 during which she claimed 9 women’s singles titles. Navratilova won an additional 7 doubles titles, the record for Wimbledon in the open era.

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