Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament is held every year at All England Club, Wimbledon, London. The tournament is conducted every year in the last week of June and first week of July. It is the only Grand slam that is played on a grass court.
You can find few interesting statistics about the greatest event of the world’s best sport, tennis.
In the year 2012, more than 484,805 people have attended the Wimbledon final.
The fastest serve at Wimbledon men's championship is recorded as 148 mph which was achieved by Taylor Dent and in the women’s championship, Venus Williams holds the record for hitting a fastest serve of 129 mph.
In 1990, the cost of a portion of strawberries and cream was 1.60 GBP and it has increased to 2.50 GBP in 2013.
The average of either a ball boy or ball girl taking in part in Wimbledon tournament is 15 years.
Every year before the Wimbledon tournament ends, audience will consume around 1,420,000 strawberries, intake 7,000 litres of cream and drink 200,000 glasses of pimms.
More than 3,000 gallons of water is used for maintaining the grass court.
Every year in Wimbledon championships, 1 ton of grass is used by the tournament authorities to design the court.
The longest match at Wimbledon lasted for 11 hours 5 minutes and it was played between John Isner (USA) and Nicolas Mahut (France).