THE WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIP.

The Wimbledon Championship was founded in 1877, 144 years ago. Since that date they have played 133 games, the last in 2019. In this tournament we see how the greatest champions in the world of tennis bring all their talent to the field to compete against each other and win the prize up for grabs (£ 34,000.000).  This championship takes place in London in the “All England Lawn Tennis” and in the “Croquet Club”.  We can see how the appearance of the field is also cared for, made entirely of grass that is cared for by the best gardeners.

Being very important, Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Since the Australian Open moved to hard courts in 1988, Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass, which is widely regarded as the classic tennis court. The tournament traditionally ran over two weeks between the end of June and the beginning of July, starting on the last Monday of June and culminating with the women’s and men’s singles finals, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the end of the second week. However, changes to the tennis calendar in 2015 saw the event moved back a week to begin in early July. Five major events are held each year, with additional junior and invitation-only competitions. Wimbledon traditions include a strict all-white dress code for competitors and royal patronage.  Strawberries and cream are traditionally eaten at the tournament. In 2017, fans consumed 34,000 kg (33 tons) of English strawberries and 10,000 liters (2,200 gallons) of cream.

The tournament is also notable for the lack of advertising from sponsors around the fields, with the exception of Rolex, which provides timing technology during matches and Robinsons Barley Water.

Current champions (Man): Novak Djokovic (single), Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah (doubles).

 Most singles titles: Roger Federer (8)

 Most double titles: Todd Woodbridge (9)

 Women’s Current champions: Simona Halep (singles), Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strýcová (double).

 Most singles titles: Martina Navratilova (9)

 Most double titles: Elizabeth Ryan (12)

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Autore:

Giuseppe La Ferrera

Classe:

III A Liceo Classico
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