The women's draw this year is wide open. Wimbledon Tickets will allow you to see Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova, the Williams sisters and a collection of other current women's tennis star vying for the title. Don't be left out. Contact Just Great Tickets today for your Wimbledon Tickets.
Wimbledon is held annually between late June and the beginning of July for two weeks (usually ending, at the latest, on the second Sunday of July) at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. The tournament is the third Grand Slam event played each year, preceded by the Australian Open and the French Open, and followed by the U.S. Open.
The Championships were first played under the control of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in 1877 at a ground near Worple Road, Wimbledon; the only event held was Gentlemen's Singles. In 1884, the All England Club added Ladies' Singles and Gentlemen's Doubles. Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles were added in 1913. The Championships moved to their present location, at a ground near Church Road, in 1922. As with the other three Grand Slam events, Wimbledon was contested by top-ranked amateur players until the advent of the open era in tennis in 1968. Britons are very proud of the tournament, though it is a source of national anguish and humour -- no British man has won the singles event at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, and no British woman since Virginia Wade in 1977. The Championship was first televised in 1937.
Seemingly all great tennis champions have moments of glory at Wimbledon. Currently it's Federer, but in the past, great men's and women's champions have used the All England Lawn and Tennis Club as their stage. Wimbledon Tickets give you the opportunity to witness history. Imagine having Wimbleton Tickets in 1975, to witness perhaps the greatest historical moment in all of tennis, when Arthur Ashe upset Jimmy Connors to become the first African American Wimbledon champion.
Great men's champions in the open era include Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe. Connors, McEnroe and Borg provided some of the most thrilling rivalries in all of sports in the 1970s and 1980s. Boris Becker won 3 championships before giving way to the Pete Sampras era. Sampras won 7 Wimbledons in 8 years and dominated the grass courts like no other. That is, until Roger Federer.
On the women's side, great American champions in the open era include Billy Jean King and Chris Evert Lloyd -- and who could ever forget the monumental battles between Martina Navratilova and Evert Lloyd. Wimbledon Tickets were scarce when these two champions battled 5 times in the women's finals, with Navratilova winning each time. Steffi Graf won 7 ladies championships, and over the past decade, the ladies draw has been dominated by the Williams sisters. Serena and Venus have won 6 of the last 8 championships.
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