Wimbledon may be world famous, but did you know these fascinating facts about the two week tournament?
- Part of the longest partnership in sporting goods history, Slazenger has been the Official Supplier of tennis balls to The Championships since 1902.
- The most aces of all time are:
- Gentlemen: 214 – John Isner (USA) 2018
- Ladies: 102 – Serena Williams (USA) 2012
- The famous yellow tennis balls were first used back in 1986.
- The Championships in 2019 had the second highest ever attendance with 500,397 across the 13 days.
- Play has only taken place on Middle Sunday on four occasions: in 1991, 1997, 2004, 2016.
- We all know that all players must wear white, but did you know that this applies from the point at which the player enters the court surround?
- During the fortnight there are 679 matches played.
- In 2019, the Gentlemen’s Singles Final had a peak audience of 9.6m.
- 290 million, yes million, tennis balls could fit into Centre Court with the roof closed.
- The fastest serves of all time were achieved by Taylor Dent (Gentleman’s Record in 2010) & Venus Williams (Ladies’ Record in 2008) who served at 148mph and 129mph, respectively.
- Approximately 191,930 portions of Strawberries are served throughout The Championships!
- The Championships’ grass playing height is 8mm.
- And finally, Rufus, a Harris Hawk, trained by Imogen Davis of Avian Control. Visits the Club most weeks in the year to provide a deterrent to local pigeons by making aware of a predator in the grounds to persuade them to roost elsewhere. Flies for one hour (9.00am) most mornings of The Championships before the gates open.
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