Iconic moments from Wimbledon: Boris Becker wins at 17 in 1985, Andy Murray wins in 2013 and Rob Laver wins in 1962Iconic moments from Wimbledon: Boris Becker wins at 17 in 1985, Andy Murray wins in 2013 and Rob Laver wins in 1962
Iconic moments from Wimbledon: Boris Becker wins at 17 in 1985, Andy Murray wins in 2013 and Rob Laver wins in 1962 | Credit: Getty Images

Wimbledon Championships: 10 iconic moments from the tennis tournament over the years

LondonWorld has taken a look back at some of the most iconic moments of the Wimbledon Championships over the years.

The Championships, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.

It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts, with retractable roofs over the two main courts since 2019.

Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass, the traditional tennis playing surface.

The tournament traditionally takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, starting on the last Monday in June and culminating with the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles Finals, scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday at the end of the second week.

Wimbledon traditions include a strict all-white dress code for competitors, and royal patronage. Strawberries and cream are traditionally consumed at the tournament.

The 2023 Wimbledon Championships will be the 136th staging and will run from 3 July 2023 to 16 July 2023.

Over the years the tournament has seen the birth of a number of tennis stars from Boris Becker to Serena and Venus Williams to Andy Murray.

LondonWorld has taken a look back at some of the most iconic moments of the Wimbledon Championships over the years.

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