Wimbledon Tennis Tournament and Schedule in 2023
You will have heard of Wimbledon if you are a tennis enthusiast. This tournament has been held annually in London, England, since 1877 and is one of the four Grand Slams held each year.
The following article discusses the history of Wimbledon, The Tennis Tournament and the schedule for 2023, and some fun facts about this prestigious event.
History of Wimbledon
Wimbledon was first held in 1877 by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC). There were only 22 players competing in the men’s singles event at the time. A prize of 12 guineas was awarded to Spencer Gore for winning. 1913 saw the introduction of women’s doubles and mixed doubles events, as well as women’s singles and men’s doubles.
Wimbledon is famous for its grass courts, the only Grand Slam to play on grass, which are meticulously maintained all year long. During the world wars of 1915-1918 and 1940-1945, the tournament was interrupted only twice.
Wimbledon Tennis Tournament and Schedule in 2023
Wimbledon is described as being ‘quintessentially English’. The tournament is famous for the queue where spectators who don’t have a ticket can queue in Wimbledon Park, can camp overnight to see their favorite players. Check out more information here Queuing for Tickets – The Championships, Wimbledon – Official Site by IBM
We can help you customize the perfect itinerary for your Wimbledon tournament. To help you plan for this incredible tennis event, we’ve provided details of the Wimbledon tennis tournament and the schedule below.
|DATE – SESSION||SESSION||GATES OPEN||PLAY STARTS (SHOW COURTS)||PLAY STARTS (OUTER COURTS)||FEATURED MATCHES (SINGLES)|
|Mon 3 July – Day||1||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||First round|
|Tue 4 July – Day||2||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||First round|
|Wed 5 July – Day||3||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Second round|
|Thu 6 July – Day||4||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Second round|
|Fri 7 July – Day||5||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Third round|
|Sat 8 July – Day||6||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Third round|
|Sun 9 July – Day||7||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Fourth Round|
|Mon 10 July – Day||8||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Fourth Round|
|Tue 11 July – Day||9||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals|
|Wed 12 July – Day||10||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals|
|Thu 13 July – Day||11||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Ladies’ Semifinals / Mixed Doubles Final|
|Fri 14 July – Day||12||10:30 AM||1:00 PM||11:00 AM||Gentlemen’s Semifinals|
|Sat 15 July – Day||13||10:30 AM||2:00 PM Centre/1:00PM No. 1||11:00 AM||Ladies’ Final / Gentlemen’s Doubles Final|
|Sun 16 July – Day||14||10:30 AM||2:00 PM||11:00 AM||Gentlemen’s Final / Ladies’ Doubles Final|
Who won Wimbledon 2023?
In what was an incredible final lasting over five hours, Carlos Alcaraz outlasted the defending champion Novak Djokovic to win a Wimbledon final 1-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 3-6 6-4. It was a match that swung to both sides at various points. The final set saw Alacaraz break early and then held his serve to close the match out.
Fun Facts About Wimbledon
- A silver Venus Rosewater Dish is used to hold the Wimbledon trophy.
- The AELTC has strict rules regarding what constitutes “predominantly white clothing” during matches.
- The strawberries and cream served to spectators during the tournament is a tournament staple. Each year more than 38.4 tons of strawberries (1.92 million strawberries to be precise) are sold and consumed at the championships. Incredible!
- John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played an 11-hour, five-minute men’s singles match at Wimbledon in 2010, the longest match in their history.
- The most Wimbledon titles won by a woman are nine singles, seven doubles, and four mixed doubles titles by Martina Navratilova.
When is Wimbledon held?
Wimbledon is held over two weeks in late June and early July every year.
How many courts are there at Wimbledon?
There are 18 grass courts at Wimbledon, including Centre Court and No.1 Court.
Who holds the record for the most Wimbledon titles won?
Martina Navratilova holds the record for the most Wimbledon titles won, with nine singles, seven women’s doubles, and four mixed doubles titles.
How do I get tickets to Wimbledon?
Tickets for Wimbledon are sold out months in advance. You can enter a public ballot, but your chances of getting tickets are slim.
What is the prize money for the Wimbledon champions?
The prize money for the Wimbledon champions varies every year, last year the total prize fund for the tournament stood at just over $50,000,000.
The Wimbledon tournament has a rich history and tradition. This is one of the most prestigious sporting events due to its grass courts, strict dress code, and famous trophy. You’ll have the opportunity to experience some of the best tennis in the world and enjoy a unique British experience at this great championship.