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Men and Women with The Most Titles

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 - 8 singles
  6. Pete Sampras - 7 singles
  7. Rod Laver - 4 singles, 1 doubles, 2 mixed doubles

Women's:

  1. Billie Jean King - 6 singles, 10 doubles, 4 mixed doubles
  2. Martina Navratilova - 9 singles, 7 doubles, 4 mixed doubles
  3. Elizabeth Ryan - 12 doubles, 7 mixed doubles
  4. Suzanne Lenglen - 6 singles, 6 doubles, 3 mixed doubles
  5. Serena Williams - 7 singles, 6 doubles, 1 mixed doubles

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Fun Facts About The Championships

  • 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 one event which was the gentlemen's singles. From 1877 to 1922, Wimbledon title defenders only had to participate in the finals.
  • There are 6,000 staff members that make the Championships run smoothly.
  • An approximate of 61,700 pounds of strawberries and more than 10,000 liters of fresh cream are consumed during the tournament.

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The Youngest Players

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, Becker, aged 17, was the first German and the first unseeded player to win.

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Laver The Great

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 and 62, but got barred because he turned pro, but then he was allowed back at the beginning of the Open Era in 1968, and won another single in 1969.

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Fun Facts about Women's Championship

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 the record holder for the court's loudest grunts at 101.2 decibels.
  • The ladies' singles and men's doubles events were added 1884, while the ladies' doubles and mixed doubles were added in 1913.

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Other Fun Wimbledon Facts

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 plaque that commemorates this event.
  • The Duke of York also played as a competitor in men's doubles in 1926 with Sir Louis Greg but they were beaten by Arthur Gore and Herbert Barrett.
  • On most mornings of the tournament, they release 2 hawks, Rufus and Pollux, to scare off pigeons.

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