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What is the history of Wimbledon?

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Wimbledon is the oldest and considered the most prestigious tennis event of the world. Popularly known as the 'Mecca of Tennis', Wimbledon started with men's singles event in 1877, with an inclusion of ladies singles and mens doubles in 1884. Interestingly though, it is the only championship that has the same venue since the commencement, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Where Martina Navratilova holds the record of most wins with nine titles, William Renshaw and Pete Sampras are tied at 7 in the men's competition. The youngest ever Grand Slam champion also comes from the Wimbledon championships where Lottie Dod won the women's event in 1887 as aged 15 years and 10 months.

 

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Posted By Micadavenport,   Posted about 2145 days and 5 hours ago

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So many players talk about Wimbledon being the first tournament they saw, the one they want to win the most, and the most unique of the 4.

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