Championships are the Mecca for all tennis professionals, proving why it is the most coveted Grand Slam
in the tennis calendar. Since its inauguration in 1877, Wimbledon
has consistently attracted the world’s greatest players to SW19 all hoping to be crowned champion. The history of the prestigious event cannot be underestimated, making it the highlight of the tennis calendar each and every year.
For the majority of its 128 championships, Wimbledon
played host to tennis’ greatest amateur players, including former British three-time champion Fred Perry
and all-round tennis legend Rod Laver
. Due to its immense popularity, commercial pressures and rumours of amateurs taking money under the table, the Wimbledon
Championships entered the open era in 1968. This is heralded as the birth of modern, professional tennis and was the first time that players could legitimately earn a living from their sport.
Since then the grass courts of Wimbledon