The Championships, Wimbledon is going to start on the soil of England from 29th June.
Wimbledon, is the oldest tournament in the world. The first season of Wimbledon Championships was held in 1877 at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments at majors, along with the Australian Open, the French Open (Roland Garros) and the US Open.
Wimbledon is the only Major tournament played on grass, since the Australian Open shifted to hard court in 1988 which also gave the game its original name of “lawn tennis”.
The tournament will take place in late June and early July, starting from June 29.
The defending champions are as follows:
1. Men’s Singles- Novak Djokovic (Serbia )
2. Women’s singles- Petra Kvitová (Czech republic )
3. Men’s doubles- Vasek Pospisil (Canada )/Jack Sock (united states )
4. Women’s doubles- Sara Errani (Italy)/ Roberta Vinci (Italy)
5. Mixed doubles-Samantha Stosur (Australia)/Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia)
Prize money and points for the Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Singles
CATEGORY PRIZE MONEY ATP POINTS WTA POINTS
Winners £1,880,000 2000 2000
Runners-up £940,000 1200 1300
Losing semi-finalists £470,000 720 780
Losing quarter-finalists £241,000 360 430
Fourth round losers £127,000 180 240
Third round losers £77,000 90 130
Second round losers £47,000 45 70
First round losers £29,000 10 10