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Get Your Strawberries Ready For Wimbledon 2019

  • What's On -13-Jun-2019

The 2019 Wimbledon tournament is the world's premier tennis event. Players from all over the globe will come to London to compete in Singles and Doubles events for two weeks of world class tennis. The 2019 tournament will feature tennis pros including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki.

Are you ready for Wimbledon 2019?

When is Wimbledon 2019?

Wimbledon 2019 dates are 1st July - 14th July. Qualifying begins on 24th June, while the finals will take place on the second Saturday and Sunday (13th & 14th July).

Wimbledon starts from 11am on the outside courts, while Centre Court action starts from 1pm. If you're unable to get tickets, the BBC will be showing coverage throughout the tournament.

Why Do They Play Grand Slam Tennis In Wimbledon?

Wimbledon is home to The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Back in 1877, the club hosted a tournament called The Championships, Wimbledon.

While new events have been added over the years, very little has changed in terms of the game, or the tournament structure in over 100 years. For example, in the first tournament. The focus of the action was on a court called "Centre Court" because it was in the middle of the club grounds. Today, the biggest matches are played on Centre Court, despite it no longer being in the middle of the grounds.

The first Wimbledon championship played just one event: Gentlemen’s Singles. The first ever Wimbledon winner was Spencer Gore. The tickets to watch the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament were priced at just 1 shilling. 200 people bought tickets to watch the final.

Wimbledon has been held every year since 1877 (except for some interruption during World Wars I & II) and has gone from strength to strength. The Ladies Singles event and the Gentlemen’s Doubles event were added to this championship in 1884. It was only 36 years later, in 1913, that the Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles events were added.

Today, Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tennis tournament played on grass. Ticket resales make over £400,000 and the grounds has a capacity for 39,000 spectators.

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Wimbledon

  1. Over 1.6 million strawberries are eaten at Wimbledon
  2. Centre Court has space for 120 commentators
  3. 675 matches of tennis are played across the tournament
  4. The longest ever match was in 2010 and lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes
  5. A hawk called Rufus keeps Wimbledon pigeon-free

Wimbledon's Greatest Champions

As the only Grand Slam tennis tournament played on grass, Wimbledon poses a unique challenge to professionals and amateur players alike. Along with its esteemed history, victory at Wimbledon is unlike any other victory.

Greatest Gentleman's Singles Champions

  1. Roger Federer - 8 wins
  2. William Renshaw - 7 wins
  3. Pete Sampras - 7 wins
  4. Laurence Doherty - 5 wins
  5. Björn Borg - 5 wins

Greatest Ladies' Singles Champions

  1. Martina Navratilova - 9 wins
  2. Helen Wills Moody - 8 wins
  3. Dorothea Lambert Chambers - 7 wins
  4. Steffi Graf - 7 wins
  5. Serena Williams - 7 wins

Wimbledon 2019 Schedule of Play

You can find the latest scores and order of play on the Wimbledon website.

Wimbledon Week 1

First Monday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles First Round

First Tuesday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles First Round

First Wednesday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Second Round
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round

First Thursday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Second Round
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles First Round
  • Mixed Doubles 

First Friday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Third Round
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round
  • Mixed Doubles

First Saturday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Third Round
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles

Wimbledon Week 2

Second Monday

Play commences on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles Round of 16
  • Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Round of 16
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles

Second Tuesday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Ladies’ Singles Quarter-finals
  • Gentlemen’s Doubles Quarter-finals
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
  • Invitation Doubles

Second Wednesday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s Singles Quarter-finals
  • Ladies’ Doubles Quarter-finals
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
  • Invitation Doubles

Second Thursday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Ladies’ Singles Semi-finals
  • Gentlemen’s Doubles Semi-finals
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
  • Gentlemen’s, Ladies’ and Quad Wheelchair Singles
  • Invitation Doubles

Second Friday

From 11am on outside courts, and 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court

  • Gentlemen’s Singles Semi-finals
  • Ladies’ Doubles Semi-finals
  • Mixed Doubles Semi-finals
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Singles & Doubles
  • Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles & Doubles
  • Wimbledon Quad Wheelchair Doubles Final
  • Invitation Doubles

Second Saturday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on No.1 Court and 2pm on Centre Court

  • Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Final
  • Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Doubles Final
  • Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Final
  • Wimbledon Girls’ Singles Final
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Doubles
  • Wimbledon Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles Final
  • Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Doubles Final
  • Invitation Doubles
  • Wimbledon Quad Wheelchair Singles Final and third/fourth place play-off

Second Sunday

From 11am on outside courts, 1pm on No.1 Court and 2pm on Centre Court

  • Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Final
  • Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Final
  • Wimbledon Boys’ Singles Final
  • Wimbledon Boys’ and Girls’ Doubles Finals
  • Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Singles Final
  • Wimbledon Ladies’ Wheelchair Doubles Finals
  • Wimbledon Invitation Doubles Finals

Book your Wimbledon stay with Grange Hotels. With local connections between London City Airport and Centre Court, you can enjoy bespoke luxury after a day of world-class tennis.

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