- The first Wimbledon was held in 1877 and featured only men's singles matches. It was won by Spencer Gore.
- The most championship titles have been won by Maria Navratilova (9) and Pete Samprass (7).
- The last Birt to win the Wimbledon title was Virginia Wade in 1977. Fred Perry last won the men's title in 1936.
- America has produced the most Wimbledon champs (33 men and 50 women). Britain is the second with 32 men's and 29 women's.
- During World War 2, a bomb ripped through centre court, destorying 1200 seats and taking years to rebuild it to it's former glory.
- The 2 singles champions will receive £1,150,000 this year.
- The longest tennis match in history was in 2010 at Wimbeldon, in a match between Nicolas Mahut, and the winner, John Isner.
- Wimbledon's grass courts are lined, rolled and mowed daily to maintain their 8mm height.
- The first player ever disqualified from a match was Tim Henman, for hitting a ball in anger, which struck a ball girl.
- Wimbledon doesn't use tie-breakers in deciding final sets, instead, games are played until one player has a 2 game lead.
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