- The Championships - Wimbledon
- When is Wimbledon 2017? dates, how to get tickets and Grand Slam venue info
- Listen to Wimbledon Championships Official Podcast now.
- Stan Wawrinka Upset, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal Win in Monday's Wimbledon Action
The Championships - Wimbledon
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Everything you need to know about Wimbledon including ticket info, getting there and dates for your diary. Wimbledon is only months away and each year it becomes one of the most sought after tickets in sport. Andy Murray will be hoping to retain his title in the men's singles after winning last year against Milos Raonic. Plus he will also face competition from favourites Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at this year's tournament. One athlete who fans won't be able to catch playing this year is defending champion Serena Williams.
Roger Federer during the Wimbledon men's singles final. Wimbledon may be the world's most prestigious tennis tournament , but it's a laggard when it comes to revenue — deliberately so. The two Grand Slam tournaments generate revenue from sponsorships, broadcasting rights, tickets, concessions and merchandise. Wimbledon and the U. The U. The All England Club committee favors long-term partnerships with trusted sponsors like Rolex, Slazenger and Robinsons Barley Water, which are not allowed to advertise directly on the grounds. The logos on most courts are black, which are barely visible in order to highlight the beauty of the lush light green grass and dark green border.
History And Tradition At Wimbledon Since the first Championships in , Wimbledon has grown from its roots as a garden-party tournament to a Grand Slam tournament with a following of millions around the world. The only Slam contested on grass continues to honour many long-standing traditions, including a strict dress code for competitors, the eating of strawberries and cream, and royal patronage. John Isner begins his pursuit of a fourth Newport title with a three-set victory on Wednesday. Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan add the Wimbledon mixed doubles crown to their Roland Garros trophy, which the pair won last month. Novak Djokovic's epic win over Roger Federer spurred plenty of conversation on social media.
When is Wimbledon 2017? dates, how to get tickets and Grand Slam venue info
Listen to Wimbledon Championships Official Podcast now.
Defending champion Andy Murray safely navigated his first round match of Wimbledon as fifth seed Stan Wawrinka became the first major casualty of the tournament on Monday. The world No. Two-time champion Rafael Nadal eased to victory on the opening day of action at the year's third Grand Slam, beating Australian John Millman , , For full results, draws and schedules, visit Wimbledon's official website. Wawrinka is a three-time Grand Slam champion but does not have the best record at Wimbledon, with quarter-finals in and his best return. Wawrinka icing his left knee after winning second set, asks that there be a supply waiting for later.
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Stan Wawrinka Upset, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal Win in Monday's Wimbledon Action
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