All you need to know about the tennis tournament
Wimbledon - All you need to know
Wimbledon one of four tennis Grand Slam tournaments. Besides Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open belong to the Grand Slam tournaments. Wimbledon takes place once a year. It is played in parallel over two weeks in the men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed competitions. All the top players in the world rankings play for the Wimbledon title.
Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world – below we explain what makes Wimbledon so special – enjoy reading.
1. Where is Wimbledon held?
Wimbledon is held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club – also known as the All England Club – in Wimbledon, a district of London, England.
The grounds of Wimbledon have 18 tournament grass courts as well as 22 practice grass courts and other practice courts. Among the most famous tennis courts are:
- Centre Court with 15,000 seats and lockable roof.
- No. 1 Court with 11,500 seats and lockable roof
- No. 2 Court with 4,000 courts
- No. 3 Court with 2.000 courts
Separate tickets can be purchased for these four tennis courts.
2. When does Wimbledon take place?
Wimbledon is the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. The other three, in chronological order, are the Australian Open, the French Open and – after Wimbledon – the US Open. Wimbledon begins at the end of June and lasts two weeks.
Wimbledon 2022 was held from June 27 to July 10. Qualifying began a week before that.
3. How much does a Wimbledon ticket cost?
Wimbledon tickets get more expensive over the two weeks from round to round. The cheapest Wimbledon ticket for the first round can be had for under £30. The most expensive Wimbledon ticket for the final costs around 4,000 pounds.
The so-called Grounds Pass, which provides access to all courts besides the four largest tennis courts Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court, No. 3 Court, starts at under 30 pounds per day.
Ticket prices rise to around 4,000 pounds per ticket in the most expensive category by the time the final is played on Centre Court.
4. On which surface is played in Wimbledon?
Wimbledon is played on grass courts. The grass is cut to 8 mm and 100% perennial ryegrass is used for its strength. Every year in September, preparations are made for next year to get the tennis courts in ideal condition.
5. How much is the prize money at wimbledon?
In total, more than 40 million pounds of prize money is distributed at Wimbledon. The Wimbledon individual winners will receive 2.0 million pounds each. The finalists 1.05 million pounds. There is 50,000 pounds for a first-round loss. Doubles winners receive a combined 540,000 pounds.
With 128 participants in the king disciplines, the women’s and men’s singles, and prior qualification over 3 rounds, tennis players must win up to 10 matches to finish the tournament victorious.
Wimbledon prize money 2022 – singles – men and women
Winner: 2.000.000 pounds
Finalist: 1.050.000 pounds
Semi-finalist: 535,000 pounds
Quarterfinalist: 310.000 pounds
Round of the last 16: 190.000 pounds
Round of the last 32: 120.000 pounds
Round of the last 64: 78.000 pounds
Round of the last 128: 50.000 pounds
3rd qualifying round: 32.000 pounds
2nd qualifying round: 19.000 pounds
1st qualifying round: 11.000 pounds
Wimbledon prize money 2022 – doubles – men and women (per team)
Winner: 540.000 pounds
Finalist: 270.000 pounds
Semifinalist: 135.000 pounds
Quarterfinalist: 67.000 pounds
Round of the last 16: 33.000 pounds
Round of the last 32: 20.000 pounds
Round of the last 64: 12.500 pounds
Wimbledon prize money 2022 – Mixed (per team)
Winner: 124.000 pounds
Finalist: 62.000 pounds
Semifinalist: 31.000 pounds
Quarterfinalist: 16.000 pounds
Round of the last 16: 7.500 pounds
Round of the last 32: 3.750 pounds
Overall, the prize money to be distributed is usually increased from year to year. In recent years, the focus has been on the percentage increase of prize money in the first rounds.
6. Who won Wimbledon - all winners?
Wimbledon Men’s Singles Winner
2022: Novak Djokovic
2021: Novak Djokovic
2020: Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic
2019: Novak Djokovic
2018: Novak Djokovic
2017: Roger Federer
2016: Andy Murray
2015: Novak Djokovic
2014: Novak Djokovic
2013: Andy Murray
2012: Roger Federer
2011: Novak Djokovic
2010: Rafael Nadal
2009: Roger Federer
2008: Rafael Nadal
2007: Roger Federer
2006: Roger Federer
2005: Roger Federer
2004: Roger Federer
2003: Roger Federer
2002: Lleyton Hewitt
2001: Goran Ivanisevic
2000: Pete Sampras
Wimbledon women’s singles winners
2022: Yelena Rybakina
2021: Ashleigh Barty
2020: Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic
2019: Simona Halep
2018: Angelique Kerber
2017: Garbiñe Muguruza
2016: Serena Williams
2015: Serena Williams
2014: Petra Kvitová
2013: Marion Bartoli
2012: Serena Williams
2011: Petra Kvitová
2010: Serena Williams
2009: Serena Williams
2008: Venus Williams
2007: Venus Williams
2006: Amélie Mauresmo
2005: Venus Williams
2004: Mariya Sharapova
2003: Serena Williams
2002: Serena Williams
2001: Venus Williams
2000: Venus Williams
7. Summary and conclusion
Wimbledon in London is one of the prestigious Grand Slam tournaments. It is played on grass and it is the third Grand Slam of the year every year. Ticket prices start at under 30 pounds per ticket. For every tennis fan it is a dream to be live in Wimbledon.
We keep our fingers crossed that your dream will come true!