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Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious tennis championship. Held in London at the All England Club in Wimbledon since 1877, it is one only of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments along with the Australian, French and US Open events. Wimbledon is the only tennis tournament still played on grass, the game's original surface.

INFOGRAPHIC: In men's tennis, how big are the Big Four?

INFOGRAPHIC: In men's tennis, how big are the Big Four?

This interactive graphic takes a look back at 15 years of tennis through the Grand Slam matches of four greats.

Sunday, 7 September, 2014, 11:53am

Former tennis greats beg Marion Bartoli to reconsider retirement decision

Marion Bartoli of France announces her retirement from professional tennis. Photo: AFP

Former top tennis players Goran Ivanisevic and Guy Forget have urged Marion Bartoli to reconsider her shock decision to retire.

16 Aug 2013 - 3:31am

Marion Bartoli retires after admitting Wimbledon victory drained her

Marion Bartoli smiles as she holds the Wimbledon trophy. Photo: AP

Having realised a lifelong dream by claiming the Wimbledon title, Marion Bartoli has decided she has nothing left to give, shocking the world of tennis by bidding a sudden and poignant farewell to the sport.

16 Aug 2013 - 3:23am

Finally, Perry can rest in peace

Andy Murray. Photo: EPA

It was a radically different world back then when Germany's Baron Gottfried Von Cramm met Britain's Fred Perry in the men's singles championship at Wimbledon in 1936. In three weeks, German Chancellor and Fuhrer Adolf Hitler would officially open the Olympic Games in Berlin and while the dashing and personable Von Cramm was one of the most popular and respected players in tennis, the flag he represented that year at Wimbledon still had a swastika in the middle of it.

14 Jul 2013 - 4:45am

Wimbledon win shows only hard work can net victory

Andy Murray

Andy Murray has broken the hoodoo of all hoodoos - one that British tennis fans had obsessed about for 77 years.

10 Jul 2013 - 4:01am

Bartoli looks like a Wimbledon champ no matter what

Marion Bartoli, "looking like a model", arrives for the Wimbledon champions dinner in London on Sunday. Photo: AP

A glance at the list of men's singles champions at Wimbledon the last dozen years reveals plenty of pleasant-enough looking chaps, though not a single slam-dunk male model in the bunch.

10 Jul 2013 - 5:56am

Cross-strait tennis partners 'forced' to talk politics

Peng Shuai (right) of mainland China and Hsieh Su-wei of Taipei celebrate their win at Wimbledon on Saturday. Photo: Xinhua

Have the triumphant Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei really forged a tennis partnership that bridges the gap between mainland China and Taiwan, as many have claimed?

9 Jul 2013 - 12:38pm 4 comments

Taiwan ace mulls switch to mainland China

Hsieh Su-wei

Taiwan's tennis hero Hsieh Su-wei is mulling giving up her Taiwanese citizenship to represent the mainland, where she could receive a much bigger sponsorship deal, her father said yesterday, after her historic victory in the Wimbledon women's doubles contest.

9 Jul 2013 - 5:27am

Murray deserved to win, says gracious Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic gave a brutally honest assessment of his performance after losing the Wimbledon final 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to Andy Murray.

9 Jul 2013 - 5:34am

Murray hails coach Lendl who made him a champion

Andy Murray hugs his coach Ivan Lendl after finally securing his first Wimbledon title, something Lendl himself never managed. Photo: AFP

When Andy Murray lost his first three grand slam finals without winning a set, it seemed he was destined to join a long line of "Brave Brits" whose career would be defined by near misses.

9 Jul 2013 - 5:31am

Murray mania grips grateful Britain after Wimbledon win

Andy Murray hoists the championship trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic. “Arise Sir Andrew, knight of the holy grail,” the Times newspaper read. Photo: EPA

Fred Perry's son was among many to pay tribute to Andy Murray after the Scot finally ended Britain's 77-year wait for a male winner of the Wimbledon singles title.

Murray defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Perry defeated Gottfried von Cramm in 1936.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

The wait is over - Murray is the king of Wimbledon

Andy Murray raises the winner's trophy after beating Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final at Wimbledon yesterday. Photo: AFP

Andy Murray ended Britain's agonising 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men's singles champion yesterday when he destroyed world No 1 Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the blistering heat of the All England Club.

8 Jul 2013 - 3:24am 1 comment

Wimbledon win gives wins Bob and Mike Bryan the 'Golden Bryan Slam'

Bob Bryan and his twin Mike celebrate after defeating Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo to win Wimbledon's men's doubles. Photo: Reuters

By downing Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title, the 35-year-old identical twins became the first pair to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time since 1952.

9 Jul 2013 - 5:08am

Father's methods help Marion Bartoli win Wimbledon her unique way

Marion Bartoli

People thought Walter Bartoli was a little odd when he ripped up the conventional coaching manual and began moulding the hybrid player who on Saturday won the Wimbledon singles title.

9 Jul 2013 - 5:07am

Marion Bartoli dons maiden Wimbledon crown as rival is reduced to tears

Marion Bartoli celebrates beating Sabine Lisicki in their women's singles final match at Wimbledon yesterday. Photo: AFP

France's Bartoli, whose power game bothered Sabine Lisicki as much as any of her notable eccentricities, won 6-1, 6-4 yesterday to capture her first grand slam title in her 47th appearance at a major.

7 Jul 2013 - 4:11am

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