Wimbledon winners in last 5 years - Women
|2017||Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)|
|2016||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2015||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2014||Petra Kvitova (CZE)|
|2013||Marion Bartoli (FRA)|
Wimbledon winners 2017
The championships commenced on 3rd July 2017 and ended on 16th July 2017. Roger Federer broke the record by winning the title for the eighth time. The record was held by William Renshaw and Pete Sampras with seven singles titles. Garbiñe Muguruza won ladies’ singles title. The gentlemen’s defending champion Andy Murray lost to Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals. The two consecutive women’s defending champion Serena William didn’t participate as he had terminated her season due to pregnancy in April.
Wimbledon winners 2016
The 2016 Wimbledon tournaments run from 27th June to 10th July 2016. It was 130th edition of the competition. Sam Querrey eliminated Novak Djokovic a two-time title defending champion in the third round. He ended his 30-match winning streak. Andy Murray won men’s singles title. Serena William a 2015 title holder successfully defended the title. He achieved a record of 22 major singles titles equaling Steffi Graf’s in Open Era. The championships were held in the wheelchair competition for the first time in history due to rains in the first week. It also took place during people’s Sunday also known as Middle Sunday.
Wimbledon winners 2015
The 129th edition of the Wimbledon tournament commenced 29th June to 12th July 2015. By giving a three-week gap of 2015 French Open, it was held a week later than previous seasons. The players got more time for preparations. The Novak Djokovic of Serbia defended his 2014 championship by winning in men’s singles. The women defending champion Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic lost in third round to Jelena Janković. Serena Williams won the women title. It was her sixth Wimbledon title. She defeated the first-time finalist Garbiñe Muguruza and won her 21st major tournament. With this win, she became oldest women in Open Era to win a grand slam with 33 years and 289 days.
Wimbledon winners 2014
In 2014 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the women championships whilePetra Kvitová of the Czech Republic won single men titles. They were the 128th edition of the competition held at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. The defending champion Andy Murray was eliminated in quarterfinals by Grigor Dimitrov. Marion Bartoli the previous women singles champion had retired from Tennis, and she didn’t participate.
Wimbledon winners 2013
127th championships held in 2013 were prestigious as the traditional of Wimbledon. The third grand slam of the year was held on outdoor grass courts from 24th June to 7th July. The defending champions Federer and Wiliams both participated, but they didn’t defend the title. They were both eliminated before quarterfinals by Sergiy Stakhovsky and Sabine Lisicki respectively. Andy Murray won the title for men championships and Marion Bartoli for women championships.
Wimbledon Winners: Tennis Tourney
The most prestigious and well know tennis tournament is held each year in Great Britain at the site called Wimbledon. This tourney is one of the four Grand Slam tourneys that are held each year but this tourney also has a one unique characteristic. This is the only Grand Slam tourney that is played on the grass.
The tourney is held each year by the end of June up to the half of July. The grand finale is held on the last Saturday and Sunday with the events of gentlemen’s and ladies’ final matches respectively.
The tourney itself has a strict code of conduct that regulates the dress code, of players and judges, their positions on the field and the ceremonies that everyone is obliged to follow. This is due to the fact that the tourney is under royal patronage and the royal family is present at every tourney.
In the beginning, in 1876 there was a private club for sport and recreation know as „All England Croquet Club“ at Wimbledon road. Not a year passed since its’ founding one of the members had an idea for a new game which he named „Spahairstrike“. It didn’t take long for the rest of the members to develop a fancy for this game invented by Walter Clopton Winfield and in spring of 1877 the game known as Sphairstrike got its’ name „Lawn Tennis“ as we know it today. The club was also renamed. The clubs official name became „All England Croquete and Lawn Tennis Club“.
First tourney was held in 1877 and the first winner was Spencer Gore. As time went on lawn tennis became so popular that Croquet and other activities faded away and by 1884 the club was solely focused on Lawn Tennis.
In 1884. the tourney got two new events: ladies’ singles and gentlemen’s. Ladies’ doubles and mixed doubles were introduced in 1913.
When the tourney at Wimbledon is mentioned the first thing that pops into the mind is the main playing filed „Central Court“.
At central court the main events are being held and is the most prominent but Wimbledon has 17 more courts for the purpose of practice, training and elimination events that are held before the main events at Central Court.
The complex know as „Wimbledon Court“ is very prestigious and no expense was spared to make it that way. All courts are sown with the grass of highest quality and there is no chance of puddle forming during the rainy days.
The central court has the capacity of 15.000 seats and on the south side is the box for the royal family. In case of the bad weather there is a retractable roof that was mounted in 2009 so it may protect the players and the audience.
Seats on Centre Court
Fastest Serve (mph)
Longest Match (minutes)
The structure of the tourney is organized in a way that there are many events:
- Gentlemen’s singles;
- Ladies’s singles;
- Gentlemen’s doubles;
- Ladies’ doubles;
- Mixed doubles;
- Boys’ singles;
- Girls’ singles;
- Boys’ doubles ;
- Girls’ doubles
There are no events in which boys and girls play as mixed doubles.
Wimbledon’s trophies are made of the finest Stirlig Silver and are awarded to the winners in all adult events. Runner ups get a Stirling Silver plate made.
Trophies and money awards are handed to players by Duke of Kent personally hence hi is the owner and the manager of the club that introduced Tennis to the world in 1887.
Wimbledon Winners brief
Being the oldest tennis championship in the world, it is considered to be the most entertaining and prominent tournament among the four major Grand Slam tournaments that are played every year. Also called All England Championship, it is played at Wimbledon, England at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. It is an interesting fact that The Wimbledon is the only tennis tournament of the four major Grand Slam tournaments that is played on Grass courts.
The club was founded in 1868 and was originally called The All England Croquet Club with the first ground being at Nursery Road. It was only in 1877 that the club was given the name All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
The first match was conducted way back in 1877 and the only event held that year was Men’s Singles. It was only in 1884 that Ladies’ Singles and Men’s Doubles games were introduced in Wimbledon. The other two major events, Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles were introduced in the year 1913.
First Wimbledon Winners
- Spencer Gore became the first winner of Wimbledon Men’s Singles after he beat William Marshall
- Maud Watson became the first winner of Wimbledon Women’s Singles after defeating L.Watson
- The pair who won the first Wimbledon Men’s Doubles title was twin brothers W.C. Renshaw and J.E. Renshaw
- The Wimbledon winners of the first Ladies’ Doubles were Dora Boothby and Winifred McNair
- Agnes Tucky and Hope Crisp were the winners of the first Mixed Doubles title at Wimbledon
Interesting Facts About Wimbledon
- Roger Federer has won the most Men’s Singles Titles at Wimbledon. He is called Grass Court master for a reason
- Todd Woodbridge has won the most Men’s Doubles Titles at the Championships Wimbledon
- The most Women’s Singles Titles at Wimbledon is won by Martina Navratilova
- Elizabeth Ryan has won the most Women’s Doubles Titles at Wimbledon
- The players, who are part of the Wimbledon, have to follow the dress code strictly. They have to submit the clothing for approval and they should wear all-white while playing
- Matina Hingis is the youngest winner at the Wimbledon. She won Doubles title in 1996 when she was just 15 years and 282 days
- The average of Ball Boy/Girl at Wimbledon is 15 years and nearly 250 of them are selected to serve
- The longest match ever played was held at Wimbledon. It lasted for a total time of 11 hours and five minutes with the final set lasting for eight hours 11 minutes
- The fastest serve at Wimbledon was recorded at 163.7 mph
The grass court tournament will start on 2nd July 2018 and the Finals will last till 15th July 2018. Every year, the tournament is held for 14 days and starts on a Monday and ends on a Sunday. The five events that include same-sex Singles and Doubles and Mixed Doubles take place over these two weeks.