Wimbledon: Where Tennis Takes Center Stage

Every summer , professional tennis players and their devoted fans converge on the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to see the best in tennis compete in one of the sport’s most prestigious championships.
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Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and attracts more than 450,000 spectators every year.

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their singles match at the 2012 Wimbledon tennis championships.

Serena Williams

American Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the 2012 singles tournament at Wimbledon.

All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

A woman crosses a footbridge to enter the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, where the Wimbledon tournament takes place.

Tennis Fans

Spectators swarm the courts to get a view of their favorite tennis players in action.

Wimbledon Spectators of All Ages

A crowd watches a tennis match on a big television screen outside the stadium.

Murray Mound

Fans sit on Murray Mound — also known as Henman Hill — to watch the 2012 men's singles match between Britain’s Andy Murray and Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis on a giant TV screen.

Heather Watson

British tennis player Heather Watson serves the ball during her third-round match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.

Men’s Doubles Match

Eric Butorac and Jamie Murray thank the chair umpire after their second-round doubles match against Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clement in 2012.

Camping Out

People arrive to camp out so they can get a good spot in the line to enter the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for the Wimbledon matches.

Crowd Celebrates Win

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic celebrates with his trophy on the clubhouse balcony in front of a bank of fans after winning the singles final against Switzerland’s Roger Federer on July 6, 2014, in London.

Murray Mount Crowd

Spectators watch a giant TV screen showing Andy Murray during his 2013 men's semifinal match against Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz.

Kvitova vs. Safarova

The Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova (foreground) returns the ball to fellow Czech Lucie Safarova during their semifinal on July 3, 2014.

Court 3

Court 3 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club — which was formerly Court No. 2 — was rebuilt starting after the 2009 championships, and the first match was played on the new court during the 2011 tournament.

Fred Perry Statue

A statue was erected to commemorate Fred Perry, a British tennis player who won 16 tennis titles, including 3 consecutive singles Wimbledon championships in 1934-36.

Singles Competition Trophies

Lucky tennis players get to walk away with one of these trophies after several arduous matches. In the photo above, these prestigious awards are on display during the Wimbledon Championships 2012 winners’ ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel.

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