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Information And History Of Wimbledon
The information and history of Wimbledon would not be complete without mentioning the world famous tennis tournament. However, this district of London goes back a long ways in time. In fact, people have lived here since the Iron Age.
The Doomsday Book of the 11th century mentioned this district as a part of Mortlake Manor. Over the centuries manor ownership has changed from family to family. However until the end of the 14th century the church owned the manor. After that it was owned by the crown until the mid 1500s.
By the 19th century Wimbledon was a thriving rural community that coexisted alongside all kinds of people in the London area. In 1838 the London and South Western Railway opened a station within the village. This changed the appearance of the town, as town growth shifted away from the original part of the village.
1877 saw the start of the tennis tournament. Twenty two men competed to raise funds for the ALL England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. By 1884 women were competing and a doubles tournament for men was added.
The first tennis super stars were William and Ernest Renshaw from Britain. Between the two of them they collected a total of 13 titles, in singles or doubles competition from 1881 to 1889. They came to be known as the "Renshaw Rush".
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In 1905, the tournament began to achieve world recognition when American May Sutton won the women's singles title. 1913 saw the addition of mixed and women's doubles tournament play. Up until the year 1922 the previous champion only had to play in the final. In the 1930s the English dominated the tournament with Dorothy Round and Fred Perry. However, as the 40s neared, the United States came into dominance with Helen Moody and Donald Budge. Of course things were interrupted by the War.During the Second World War a great deal of the centre court was completely destroyed by bombing. However, after the war it was rebuilt. In fact it was totally restored by 1949.A few years later the Wimbledon tennis tournament was no longer an amateur event. After much debate and struggles professional players were allowed to compete. The first year offered a purse of about 26,000 pounds.2009 saw a retractable roof for the tournament. This was the first year that tournament play would not be affected by the weather. During this time new number two and three courts were built. Number two holds 4,000 spectators and number three holds 3,000.Today, Wimbledon is considered to be "the" tennis tournament. It has achieved worldwide fame and notoriety. Nearly half a million people witness the event each year. It is one of the Grand Slam tennis events and does not have a specific date to commence. It begins six weeks or 42 days before the first Monday in the month of August. The tournament is set up to last for two weeks, but it continues until all categories are decided. A lot of information and history of Wimbledon concerns a small village becoming world famous for its amazing tennis tournament.
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