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Wimbledon - Tennis: All You Need To Know

Wimbledon is tennis' third Grand Slam of the year and the only one to take place on grass.

The men's title has been dominated by Novak Djokovic in recent years, with the Serb winning on six occasions and in each of the three last stagings.

Things have been a little less straightforward in the women's competitions since Serena Williams' dominance came to an end in 2016, with each of the last four editions won by someone different.

Ashleigh Barty is the defending champion, but the Australian has since announced her retirement from the game and will not be returning.

What: Wimbledon

Where: All England Club, London, England

When: Starts Monday 27th June

How to watch: BBC, Eurosport or bet365 Sports Live Streaming

Odds: Men's - Novak Djokovic 10/11, Carlos Alcaraz 5/1; Women's - Iga Swiatek 7/4, Cori Gauff 10/1

When is Wimbledon?

Wimbledon is held every summer and gets under way on Monday 27th June this year. England's showpiece tennis event takes place until Sunday 10th July.

Where is Wimbledon?

The Wimbledon Championships is widely regarded as the most prestigious of all four Grand Slam tournaments and it takes place at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London.

It has been held there since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts, with retractable roofs over the two main courts first introduced in 2019. Wimbledon traditions include a strict all-white dress code for competitors

Can I watch Wimbledon?

Yes, Wimbledon will be aired on the BBC and Eurosport, while it can also be viewed live on bet365's Sports Live Streaming service.

How many times has Wimbledon taken place?

Wimbledon first started in 1877 and there have been 134 editions of the tournament. The 2020 Championships were cancelled, the first time the event hasn't gone ahead since World War II.

Who has won Wimbledon on the most occasions?

Roger Federer became the most decorated male singles player of all-time when winning Wimbledon for an eighth time in 2017.

However, Djokovic is hot on the heels of the Swiss star, having won it six times, including on each of the last three occasions.

William Renshaw, around in the late 19th century, also won it seven times, along with Pete Sampras, who claimed his final Wimbledon title in 2000.

Martina Navratilova is the most decorated female player in history, having won nine titles between 1978 and 1990.

Helen Wills Moody is an eight-time winner, while Dorothea Lambert Chambers, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams all have seven victories to their name,

Who are the favourites for Wimbledon?

Djokovic, in pursuit of a seventh Wimbledon title and a fourth consecutive one, is 10/11 favourite for victory at the All England Club.

With Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev high-profile absentees, rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz is 5/1 second favourite.

Last year's runner-up Matteo Berrettini is rated at 10/1, with French Open semi-finalist Alexander Zverev 10/1 and Greek ace Stefanos Tsitsipas 10/1.

Federer is 25/1 for a fairytale success at the age of 40, with home favourite Andy Murry a 50/1 shot.

The women's betting is dominated by Iga Swiatek, who has won 35 consecutive matches on the WTA Tour and who was crowned French Open champion earlier this month. The Pole is 7/4 market leader.

Cori Gauff, who she beat in the final in Paris, is 10/1, with Britain's US Open hero Emma Raducanu a 10/1 chance.

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