Seven jaw dropping facts about Wimbledon
Wimbledon is one of the most celebrated sporting event of the world and unarguably, the most prestigious tennis tournament. The first edition of this big tennis festival was played back in 1877, the first Wimbledon only featured Men’s singles tournament, however, in 1884 event, men’s double and ladies’ singles were added. The doubles ladies and mix doubles were included in 1913 event.
Lets’ have a glimpse at some of the interesting facts about this mega tennis event.
The grass of courts are cut to exactly 8 millimeter in height.
Players have to follow a strict dress code that is all-white.
During the tournament, around 54,250 balls are used.
Around 250 ball boys and ball girls take part in the tournament, they undergo strict training sessions before a month of starting date.
Winners take small replicas of winners’ trophy to home, the real trophies remain at display at the All England Club’s museum.
The longest game during Wimbledon lasted for 11 hours and five minutes in 2010 between John Isner and Nicolas Mohat, it was played in the course of three days.
The fastest server in men’s category during Wimbledon has been, Taylor Dent, who served at a speed of 238 kph and in female category, Venus Williams with a speed of 205 kph.