Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Wimbledon Tennis Facts

Wimbledon Tennis Facts, Figures and Trivia

 

Fastest Serve

Men: 148mph - Taylor Dent 2010

Women: 129mph - Venus Williams 2008

 

Most Aces

Men: 212 - Goran Ivanisevic (CRO)  2001

Ladies: 57 - Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 1999, Serena Williams (USA) 2008

 

Longest Match

11 hours 05 minutes duration, played over 3 days, 2010

John Isner (USA) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68

Final set lasted 491 minutes (8hrs11mins)

980 points played in total – Mahut won 502 and Isner 478 of them

Isner served the most aces in a match – 113

 

Draw

Men's Singles: 128 places (inc 32 seeds, 16 qualifiers, 8 wild cards)

Ladies' Singles: 128 (inc 32 seeds, 12 qualifiers, 8 wild cards)

Men's, Ladies' Doubles - 64 pairs, Mixed Doubles – 48 pairs

 

Balls

54,250 used during The Championships period. Stored at 68 deg F. New balls after first seven games (to allow for warm-up), then after every 9 games. Yellow balls used for first time in 1986.

 

Hawk-Eye

Electronic line calling system introduced on Centre and No.1 Cts in 2006. In 2012 covers Centre Court, No.1 Ct, No.2 Ct, No.3 Ct.

 

Challenges

Men made 428 Challenges and 120 were correct, a 28.0% success rate.

Ladies made 191 Challenges of which 49 were correct, a 25.7% success rate.

 

Grounds

Capacity - 38,500 spectators in the grounds at any one time.

Size - Church Road site: 13.5 acres. Plus car parks: 42 acres

 

Grass

Championships playing height 8mm. Court grass composed of 100% rye grass (changed from 70% rye/30% red fescue in Sept 2000 for better wear and tear properties).

 

Plants

Over 50,000 plants supplied each year.

Ivy on Centre Court is Boston Ivy, Parthenocissus Tricuspidaca Veitchii.