The Championships, Wimbledoncommonly known simply as Wimbledonis the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious. Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt inWimbledon incontri vinti 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 last Monday in June and culminating with the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Finals, scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday at the end of the second week. However recent changes to the tennis calendar have seen the event moved back by a week to begin in early July. Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors and Royal patronage. Strawberries and cream is traditionally consumed at the tournament. The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. InWimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain. Wimbledon incontri vintilawn tennisa game devised by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield a year or so earlier as an outdoor version of court tennis and originally given the name Sphairistikèwas added wimbledon incontri vinti the activities of the club. A new code of laws, replacing the code administered by the Marylebone Cricket Clubwas drawn up for the event. Today's rules are similar except for details such as the height of the net and posts and the distance of the service line from the net. The inaugural Wimbledon Championship started on 9 July and the Gentlemen's Singles was the only event held. It was won by Spencer Gorean old Harrovian rackets player, from a field ofNavigation menu
First round lost to Bernard Tomic. Retrieved 10 June Views Read Edit View history. The stadium stood dormant for 10 years until it was finally demolished in Retrieved 7 February Wimbledon Compendium 23 ed. Grand Slam overall records. This page was last edited on 14 January , at The next owner was Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough , who increased the land belonging to the manor and completed the construction of a house to replace Jansen's unfinished effort in In the s the track was home to two World Champions: From , a new No.