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Men and Women with The Most Titles

Men's:

  1. William Renshaw - 7 singles, 5 doubles
  2. Laurence Doherty - 5 singles, 7 doubles
  3. Reginald Doherty - 4 singles, 7 doubles
  4. John McEnroe - 3 singles, 5 doubles
  5. Roger Federer

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  • The Championships is one of the oldest sporting events in the world, it was first held in 1877.
  • The first match was played on the ground situated near Worple Road.
  • The tournament was played at the All England Law Tennis and Croquet Club.
  • The first tournament had only ...

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The Youngest Players

The youngest female player ever to win Wimbledon was Charlotte Dod, aged 15. She won the singles crown for a total of five times 1887-88 and 1891 and 93.

While for the youngest boy to win Wimbledon, it took about a century for it to happen. In 1985,

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Laver The Great

Rod Laver is the only player to have won twice the four Grand Slam titles in one year.

In 1959, Laver was the runner-up in the singles and the doubles and he also won the mixed doubles. He won the single titles in the four years in a row that he could play. He won in 1961 a...

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Fun Facts about Women's Championship

  • The shortest person to play Wimbledon was Cynthia Gem Hoahing at 4'9". She beat Gussy Moran who was a whopping 6 foot.
  • The dress code calls for players to wear predominantly white and women are not allowed to wear tops that show too much cleaveg on court.
  • Maria Sharapova is t...

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Other Fun Wimbledon Facts

  • The longest match in competitive tennis history lasted for 11 hours and 5 minutes over a span of three days. This match was between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, but Isner triumphed the set, 70-68.
  • The Isner-Mahut match required 183 games, including 138 in the final set. There is a p...

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