The first Wimbledon Championships ever


WORLD'S FIRST
WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

When was the world's first Wimbledon Championships?

In 1868 the The All England Croquet Club was founded in Wimbledon, England.

In 1875 lawn tennis became a fixture at the club.

In 1877 the club was renamed The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club and the world's first Wimbledon Championship was held.

Spencer Gore beat W. Marshall in three sets become the world's first Wimbledon Champion.

In 1884 Ladies' Singles were held for the first time with Maud Watson taking the first title.

Prize money was not awarded until 1968 and Rod Laver took home 2,000.00 for winning the Men's Singles and Billie Jean King netted 750.00 for capturing the Ladies' Singles.


The Wimbledon Trophy


The first Wimbledon Championships ever

The first Wimbledon Championships ever

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