The Championships, Wimbledoncommonly known simply as Wimbledonis the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious. Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt inWimbledon is the only major still played on grass. The tournament traditionally took place over two weeks in late June wimbledon incontri vinti early July, starting on the wimbledon incontri vinti Monday in June and culminating with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Finals, scheduled for the Saturday and Incontri gay termoli at the end of the second week. However recent changes to wimbledon incontri vinti tennis calendar have seen the event moved back by a week to begin in early July. Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors and Royal patronage. Strawberries and cream is traditionally consumed at the tournament. The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. InWimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain. Inlawn tennisa game devised by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield a year or so earlier as an outdoor version of court tennis and originally given the name Sphairistikèwas added to the activities of the club. A new code of laws, replacing the code administered by the Marylebone Cricket Clubwas drawn up for the event. Today's rules are similar except for details such as the height of the net and posts and the distance of the service line from the net. The inaugural Wimbledon Championship started on 9 July and the Gentlemen's Singles was the only event held. It was won by Spencer Gorean old Harrovian rackets player, from a field of About spectators paid one shilling each to watch the final.Navigation menu
Previously, weekday coverage in the United States was exclusively handled by ESPN2 during the tournament's first week. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Editing help is available. The shot was considered by onlookers to be worthy of the rifle-shooting championships held in Wimbledon at the time. Wimbledon Village Stables is the oldest recorded riding stables in England. In the Rev. Retrieved 2 August María Teresa Torró Flor. Wimbledon consists of five main events, four junior events and seven invitation events. Todd Woodbridge Mark Woodforde. Second round lost to Karin Knapp. Second round lost to Kaia Kanepi.