Wimbledon tennis facts statistics

1. How much does a Portion of Strawberries & Cream Cost at Wimbledon?

A portion of ten strawberries and a dash of cream costs just £2.50 at the Wimbledon Championships – a price that has remained unchanged for more than a decade. [Source]

2. How many people watched Wimbledon 2022?

Wimbledon 2022’s BBC coverage set an online viewing record of 53.8 million (Source).

3. Records for the most Aces Served at a Wimbledon Championship

  • Gentlemen: 214 – John Isner (USA) – Wimbledon 2018
  • Ladies: 102 – Serena Williams (USA) – Wimbledon 2012

4. Used Wimbledon Tennis Balls Raise Money for Charity

Subject to availability, used balls are sold daily with proceeds go to the Wimbledon Foundation.

5. Wimbledon is the Only Grand Slam Tournament still Played on Grass

This particular aspect demands specific skills and strategies from competitors. Grounds keepers aim to keep the grass at at Wimbledon at a height of exactly 8mm.

6. Wimbledon 2020 & COVID

During the COVID pandemic in 2020 the Wimbledon tournament was cancelled for the first time since the second world war. (Source)

7. Wimbledon Winners Don’t Keep Their Trophies

The Wimbledon trophies (first introduced in 1887) awarded to the winners remain on display at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club’s museum. Winners do however receive small a replica of the trophy as well as large sums of prize-money.

8. Longest Match At Wimbledon

The longest match in the history of Wimbledon Tennis took place in 2010 between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut. This thriller match lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes.

9. Fastest Serve at Wimbledon

The fastest serve ever recorded at Wimbledon was clocked at a speed of 148 miles per hour / 238 km / hour by now retired tennis-pro Taylor Dent in 2010.

10. What is a “Grand Slam” in Tennis

In tennis, “Grand Slam” refers to winning all four of the major singles tournaments (the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open) in the same year.

David Burke

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