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Wimbledon is the most prestigious and oldest tennis tournament in the world. Read on to explore about this popular tennis championship.

Wimbledon Championship

Wimbledon is the most prestigious and oldest tennis tournament in the world. It started in 1877 and since then, it is being played in All England Tennis Club, in the London suburb of Wimbledon. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and the only one of them which is still played on grass courts. Every year, Wimbledon tennis championship starts on the Monday falling between 20-26 June i.e. the day which lies exactly six weeks before the first Monday in August. It goes on for 13 days, beginning on a Monday and ending on a Sunday. In between, these 13 days of play, of which only the middle Sunday is a designated rest day.

Wimbledon tournament consists of five main events, four junior events and four invitation events. The main day events include Gentlemen's Singles, Ladies' Singles, Gentlemen's Doubles, Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles. The four junior events also include the same categories of play, except for the mixed doubles. Every year, a total of 128 players participate in each singles event, 64 pairs in each Gentlemen and Ladies' doubles event, and 48 pairs in Mixed Doubles. The entry to these events is based on the international rankings of the players as well as their previous performances at grasscourt events. With the marvelous infrastructure and invincible rounds of contests, Wimbledon tournament becomes a mega show for tennis lovers around the globe.