Wimbledon: starting from June 29

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

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