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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!

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