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Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON
GRAND SLAM OVERVIEW
FOUNDED 1877
TOURNAMENT CLASSIFICATION Grand Slam
VENUE All England Lawn Tennis And Crocquet Club
LOCATION London, England
SURFACE Grass
PRIZE MONEY £40,350,000

About the Grand Slam

Wimbledon, also known as ‘The Championships’ is hailed as the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. Since its inception over 150 years back in 1877, the iconic All England Club at Wimbledon, London has served as the venue for the marquee tennis major.

Wimbledon holds the distinct honour of being one of the four Grand Slam tournaments played on the professional men’s tennis circuit. It also has the unique distinction of being the only grand slam to be played on grass court.

What Makes Wimbledon So Unique and Distinctive

The glorious heritage of Wimbledon has been synonymous with vintage and has a certain degree of regalia. The grand slam is distinctive from the rest of the majors on account of the tournament’s glorious traditions. Notable among them is the competitors having to don an all-white dress code and respect royal patronage. Unlike other grand slams, Wimbledon is relatively brand free in terms of the on-court sponsorship.

What Do The Players Compete At Wimbledon For

The Silver Gilt Cup, measuring 18.5 inches in height and 7.5 inches in diameter is awarded to the Gentlemen’s Singles champion. The trophy has been awarded since 1887 and bears the inscription “All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Championship of the World”. The original trophy is the exclusive property of the All England Club and is kept in their museum. The men’s singles champion is awarded a replica of the cup bearing the names of all the past champions.

The Ladies’ Singles champion gets to lift the “Venus Rosewater Dish”, a sterling silver salver . The actual trophy remains with the All England Club and the winner receives a miniature replica of the trophy.

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