The Wimbledon Championship will be held 02 to 15 Jul 2018 in London, England.
The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. It is held annually at the All England Club in Wimbledon, a suburb of London, in June or July every year. The tournament starts 6 weeks before the first Monday in August, and lasts for two weeks subject to extensions for rain. From 2015, the event start date was extended to one week later so that there was 3 weeks break after the French Open. Five major, junior, and invitational events are held each year. Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors, the eating of strawberries and cream by the spectators, and Royal patronage. The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. In 2009, Wimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain. Who is going to win this year's competition? Join us to find it out! The Wimbledon Championship is an event and I like events...
The Wimbledon Championship tournament is the third Tennis Grand Slam event played each year, preceded by the Australian Open and the French Open, and followed by the U.S. Open. It is the only Grand Slam event currently played on grass, though the US Open and more recently the Australian Open was once played on grass. Many separate tournaments are held simultaneously as part of the Wimbledon tournament.
About seeding at The Wimbledon Championships
A simplified form of seeding was introduced in 1924 when up to four representatives of a nation were drawn in the four different quarters of the draw.
In 1927 full seeding was carried out and competitors were selected according to ability, irrespective of nationality.
Seeding has been based on computer rankings since 1975.
Since 1927 only two unseeded players have won the Gentlemen’s Singles - Boris Becker in 1985 and Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.
No unseeded player has won the Ladies’ Singles.
Eleven unseeded players have reached the final of the Gentlemen’s Singles and four unseeded players have reached the final of the Ladies’ Singles.
Today there are 32 seeds in Gentlemen's and Ladies' singles.