Wimbledon 2018

Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the USA Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hard court in 1988 Wimbledon is the only Major Still played on grass. The tournament traditionally took place over two weeks in late June and early July, starting on the third Monday in June  and culminating with the Ladies and Gentlemen’s singles final,scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday at the end of the second week. However recent changes to the tennis  calender have seen the event move back by two weeks cumulatively to begin in early July. Five major events are held each year, with additional junior and invitational competitions also taking place.

Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors and Royal patronage, Strawberries and Cream is traditionally consumed at the tournament. 2017 fans consumed 34000kg of English strawberries and 10 litres of cream.The tournament is also notable for advertising around the courts 2009 Wimbledon’s Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain.

Wimbledon 2018 Men’s Fav            Wimbledons 2018 Womens fav

Roger Federer 13/8                                        Serena Williams 4/1

Novak Djokovic 5/1                                        Petra Kvitova 6/1

Andy Murray 11/2                                          Garbine Muguruza 8/1

Rafael Nadal 11/2                                           Angelique Kerber 10/1

Alexander Zverev 12/1                                  Karolina Pliskova 10/1

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