We are one week away from Wimbledon and I, for one, am very excited about it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Wimbledon, it’s one of the four majors in tennis. It takes place in London and it’s the only major that’s played on grass court. It’s also the oldest tennis tournament in the world, the first Wimbledon tournament was played in 1877. This year, it will take place from June 25th-July 8th.
What do I love about Wimbledon? Well, as I mentioned before, Wimbledon has been around for a very long time. So naturally, they have a few traditions. There’s a dress code for players, they must wear all white, no exceptions.
Last year’s singles winners were Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, and Petra Kvitova, from Czech Republic. Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal, from Spain, 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3; while Kvitova defeated Maria Sharapova, from Russia, 6-3, 6-4. As always, the “big three” Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal are the favorites to win this year. For the females, it’s a little bit more difficult to predict who will win. Maybe the women’s number one player Sharapova will win, could be one of the veterans (Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, etc), or even one of the wild cards ( Laura Robson or Heather Watson, both British players). Who knows, anything can happen. Personally, I will be rooting for Roger Federer and either Williams sister to win the title.
Here’s the trophy two singles players(male and female) will win at the end of the tournament.