June 27, 2016-July 10, 2016 -
The Wimbledon is scheduled to take place in London.
Top prize is $2.9 million for the winners in the men's and women's divisions.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeats Roger Federer of Switzerland
in the men's final, for the second straight year.
Wimbledon is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The others are the Australian Open
, the French Open
and the U.S. 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.
Most singles wins (male) - William Renshaw, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer with seven each.
Most singles wins (female) -
Martina Navratilova with nine.
Oldest winner -
Martina Navratilova wins the mixed doubles match in 2003 at 46 years, 261 days old.
Youngest winner -
Martina Hingis wins the Ladies' Doubles Championship in 1996 at 15 years, 282 days old.
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.
The All England Croquet Club is founded.
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.
Wimbledon is suspended during World War I.
Wimbledon is suspended during World War II.
October 1940 -
During WWII, a bomb hits Centre Court, which results in the loss of 1,200 seats in the stadium.
2007 - Female winners receive the same cash awards as the male winners for the first time.