7 Facts About the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

7 Facts About the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon Tennis Tournament is the most favorite topic for tennis players to discuss. Tennis players mostly know many things about tennis and of course, the Wimbledon tennis tournament. But still, some secrets are there relating to this world’s first and the oldest competition of tennis game. Croquet club and All England Lawn Tennis in London, the Wimbledon championship is in full swing. Hence, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic have been defended their titles of singles in 2019. Here you may get answers to the questions related to the Wimbledon Tennis game.

7 Facts About the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
7 Facts About the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Who Was The Queen At The Time Of Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Establishment

When Wimbledon Tennis Tournament was established for the first time in 1877 at All England Lawn Tennis Club, the reign’s queen was Queen Victoria. Spencer Gore got the success of winning the first titles in men’s singles games. Hence in starting, only men’s singles tournaments were there. He bested 22 players to achieve the title. In 1884, this tennis tournament broadened to men’s doubles and women’s singles. Maud Watson claimed the inaugural championship of women by beating out 12 female players.   

Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Dress Code: White Always

To reduce the conflicts among players and maintain the standard of the tournament all over the world, the white dress has become mandatory for all tennis players. Initially, many players oppose or unlike the rule, but there was no changes accordingly. From 1988 to 1990, Andre Agassi didn’t participate in the tournament as he liked to wear stylish and colorful clothes. Later on, he understood that tennis is more important than his style. And he initiated playing again.

Another controversy spread in 2007 as Tatiana Golovin wore red undergarments with her full white dress. In many shots, her red undergarments were noticed. Then after white undergarments were included in white dress code rules. In 1985, Americal Anne White wore a stunning white body suite of Lycra. Although she could not complete the match.because of gloomy weather. But leaders told her to wear better fabric for the next game.

Martina Navratilova Records:

Martina Navratilova, a player from America, owned the ladies’ tennis tournament. From 1982 to 1987, she has won six consecutive yearly titles. Furthermore, she has nine titles with her name. American player Serena Williams and German treasure Steffi Graf had recorded seven titles.

Even greater impressively, Marina further added four titles of mixed doubles, seven titles of ladies’ doubles. In 2003, she was 46 years old and recorded title for mixed doubles. There is only one player known as Americal Icon that can match the strength of Martina Navratilova. She was Billie Jean King.

Billie Jean has been recorded ten titles in the doubles tournament, six titles in singles’ competition, and four titles for the mixed tournament. She matched twenty combined championships of Martina Navratilova.

7 Facts About the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
7 Facts About the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Snack Tradition- Wimbledon Tennis

Snack Tradition of the Wimbledon Tournament is also a fascinating fact. Uncertainly, strawberries are seasonal fruit at the duration of this tournament. Fans enjoy icecreams with strawberries since the beginning of the Wimbledon tournament. Visitors consume average of 1800 gallons icecream and 60,000-pound strawberries every year while enjoying the competition.

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