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Wimbledon 2016 Championships – Overview

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Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, with origins found back to 1877. It is also widely considered the most prestigious sporting event that is drawing high-profile spectators across the world.

  • The 130th edition of Wimbledon Championships was held at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London. It was played on grass courts. This is the third Grand Slam tournament of the year of the four grand Slams.
  • It’s also the world’s highest paid tennis competition also this year there’s £28 million has been granted for Winners. The winners of the men’s and women’s singles pocketed £2 million each and singles runners-up took £1 million each.

Serena Williams and Andy Murray

The Winners:

CategoryWinnerRunnerAdditional Note
Men’s SinglesAndy Murray (Britain)Milos Raonic (Canada).This is Andy Murray’s 2nd Wimbledon Title.
Women’s  SinglesSerena Williams (US)Angelique Kerber (Germany)Williams bagged 22nd Grand Slam and 7th Wimbledon Title.
Men’s DoublesPierre­Hugues Herbert (France) and Nicolas Mahut (France)Julien Benneteau (France) and ÉdouardRoger­Vasselin (France)
Women’s DoublesSerena Williams (US) and Venus Williams (US)TímeaBabos (Hungary) and YaroslavaShvedova (Kazakhstan)The pair has bagged their sixth Wimbledon doubles title.
Mixed DoublesHenri Kontinen (Finland) and Heather Watson (UK)Robert Farah (Colombia) and AnnaLenaGrönefeld (Germany)