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Last Updated: Monday January 15 2007 07:30 GMT

Tell me more about Wimbledon!

Tennis courts at Wimbledon

Wimbledon is probably the most famous tennis tournament of all.

It was first held in 1877 and is the only major championship still played on grass.

It's seen many legendary moments including:

  • Virginia Wade winning the women's singles in 1977 (the most recent British singles winner)
  • Boris Becker winning the men's singles aged 17 in 1985
  • Pete Sampras winning his seventh Wimbledon title in 2000 (collecting a record-breaking 13 Grand Slam titles)

It's been a long time since a British player has won at Wimbledon in either the men's or women's singles.

Hopes now rest with Scottish star Andy Murray, who has taken over from Tim Henman to become the British number one player.