Wimbledon tennis facts statistics

Wimbledon 2024 Dates: Monday 1 July – Sunday 14 July, 2024

Here’s some trivia related to this tennis grand-slam which takes place in leafy Southfields in South London (SW19), London, UK.

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 2023?

The BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon exceeded digital records once again, with 54.3 million streams on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online – up from 53.8 million in 2022. (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 going 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.

2024 Wimbledon Betting

The reigning Wimbledon champion, #2 ranked Carlos Alcaraz is current bookmaker’s favorite to win the 2024 Wimbledon Men’s championship. The Spaniard defeated the 4-time defending champion Novak Djokovic in last year’s final, 1–6, 7–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4. Currently with odds of +150 (with an implied probability of 40.00%), winnings on a $100 bet on Alacaraz would yield $250.00.

Meanwhile Aryna Sabalenka is the favorite to win the trophy in the ladies’ competition. Sabalenka made the semi-finals in 2021 and 2023. At +275 (Implied Probability: 26.67%) winnings on a $100 bet would equate to $375.00.

2024 Wimbledon Winner Odds (Men)

Men's Wimbledon 2024: Outright
Team Odds
Carlos Alcaraz +175
Jannik Sinner +175
Novak Djokovic +400
Daniil Medvedev +2000
Francisco Cerundolo +20000
Jan-Lennard Struff +15000
Lorenzo Musetti +10000
Tallon Griekspoor +20000
Ugo Humbert +12500
Alexander Zverev +1200
Grigor Dimitrov +2800
Matteo Berrettini +2000
Stefanos Tsitsipas +5000
Hubert Hurkacz +1200
Holger Rune +5000
Taylor Fritz +3300
Alex de Minaur +2800
Ben Shelton +5000
Nick Kyrgios +6600
Andrey Rublev +6600
Felix Auger Aliassime +8000
Casper Ruud +10000
Sebastian Korda +8000
Cameron Norrie +15000
Milos Raonic +10000
Alexander Bublik +10000
Christopher Eubanks +15000
Denis Shapovalov +15000
Karen Khachanov +15000
Nicolas Jarry +20000
Frances Tiafoe +12500
Jack Draper +2000
Jiri Lehecka +15000
Tommy Paul +6600
Borna Coric +20000
Maxime Cressy +15000
Dominic Thiem +50000
Daniel Evans +20000
Pablo Carreno-Busta +40000
Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard +20000
Alexei Popyrin +50000

Wimbledon Winner Odds (Women)

Women's Wimbledon 2024: Outright
Team Odds
Angelique Kerber +15000
Anna Kalinskaya +10000
Bianca Andreescu +5000
Danielle Collins +3300
Emma Navarro +15000
Jasmine Paolini +10000
Leylah Fernandez +6600
Linda Noskova +15000
Marie Bouzkova +15000
Simona Halep +6600
Sofia Kenin +15000
Aryna Sabalenka +275
Iga Swiatek +350
Elena Rybakina +450
Coco Gauff +600
Noami Osaka +1000
Ons Jabeur +1600
Marketa Vondrousova +1600
Jessica Pegula +2200
Mirra Andreeva +2000
Elina Svitolina +6600
Caroline Garcia +8000
Karolina Muchova +6600
Jelena Ostapenko +4000
Veronika Kudermetova +6600
Belinda Bencic +4000
Beatriz Haddad Maia +10000
Petra Kvitova +4000
Karolina Pliskova +8000
Maria Sakkari +10000
Barbora Krejcikova +10000
Liudmila Samsonova +4000
Madison Keys +2500
Victoria Azarenka +6600
Daria Kasatkina +10000
Qinwen Zheng +6600
Paula Badosa +15000
Ekaterina Alexandrova +6600
Emma Raducanu +3300
Katie Boulter +10000
Venus Williams +50000
Caroline Wozniacki +15000
Heather Watson +50000

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David Burke

A computer science graduate living in London, David is an MLB, NFL and NHL fan and general sports-nerd who loves analyzing data to glean useful insights, writing about sports and cheering for underdog.