Wimbledon 2016

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. 2016 will mark the 130th edition of the event and will take place from 27 June to 10 July 2016. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are the reigning champions

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The weather vane at Wimbledon, where a police investigation into a poisoning allegation is understood to be under way. Photo: Reuters

Police probe ‘poisoning’ of Wimbledon tennis teen

Police in London are investigating allegations that a young tennis player was poisoned while competing at this year’s Wimbledon competition, a British newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Gabriella Taylor, 18, withdrew from the competition in July and spent four days in intensive care.

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