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Wimbledon 2010 Overview

June 25, 2010  by: meensatwork  Points: 20   Category: Tennis  Earning $0.80   Views: 1072

Wimbledon is one of the four grand slam tournaments in Tennis.


Wimbledon 2010 tournament has started and the purpose of this article is to share some facts about wimbledon which i have written in a Q & A format.

All of us know that wimbledon is one among the four grand slam tournaments that happen every year.

When it was started?
Wimbledon was originated in England in the year 1877 and it is being played in the grass court.

How many courts are there?
Totally 19 courts are available for playing the matches and all the courts are made using grass.

What are the various championships/titles in this game?
Mainly there are five titles which are below:
Men's singles
Women's singles
Men's doubles
Women's doubles
Mixed doubles
The first four titles are also played by children seperately and it is called Chimbledon Championship.There is no mixed doubles for children.

How many players will participate in the game?
This varies depending upon the title.
For Men's singles & Women's singles - 1 winner out of 128 ( i.e 128 players participate in the tournament )
For Men's doubles & Women's doubles - 1 winning pair out of 64 ( i.e 64 pairs participate in the tournment )
For Mixed doubles - 1 winning pair out of 48
For children's tournament, the no of players is just half of that from the main tournament. ( i.e 64 for singles and 32 for doubles ).

How players are selected for this tournament?
The players are selected on three methods.
1.ATP Rankings :Players with high ATP rankings are automatically selected for playing the tournament.
2.Wildcards : This option is given for players who does not have good ranking currently but played well in the previous tournaments. Only Wimbledon
committee has the authority to choose players through wild cards.
3.Qualifying tournament: A qualifying tournament is conducted for the players who doesn't come in the above two options.

How much is the prize money?
Winner of singles event gets 1,000,000 pounds
Winners of doubles event gets 240,000 pounds
Winners of mixed doubles event gets 92,000 pounds
The prize money was started only from the year 1968. At that time the prize money was different for each title and the maximum was 2,000 pounds for Men's singles title. There is no prize money for the children's tournament.

How much is the ticket cost for wimbledon?
The tickets for the rounds matches vary between 25 to 70 pounds depending on the court and the seat. From quarterfinals, the prize of tickets increases and lies between 500 to 1000 pounds.

Which channel is telecasting wimbledon?
In India, star sports is telecasting the wimbledon championship. But i think star sports is also telecasting FIFA world cup matches. If both comes at the same time, then priority is given to FIFA. Lot of websites are providing the live stream of important matches.

Where can i get the schedule of Wimbledon?
So many websites are providing this information. The best one is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Wimbledon_Championships as it provides the complete information about the current as well as past matches.

What is the duration of this tournament?
The duration of this tourament is 2 weeks from June 21st to July 4th

Author: goodboy        
Posted Date: 06/26/2010    Points:2    


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