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Wimbledon Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at the Wimbledon tennis championships.

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.
2015 Results:
Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeats Roger Federer of Switzerland
in the men's final, for the second straight year.
Serena Williams of the United States defeats Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the women's final.
Other Facts:
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.
    Records:
    Most singles wins (male) -
    William Renshaw, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer with seven each.
    Most singles wins (female) - Martina Navratilova with nine.
    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.
    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.
    1915-1918 - Wimbledon is suspended during World War I.
    1940-1945 - Wimbledon is suspended during World War II.
    2007 - Female winners receive the same cash awards as the male winners for the first time.