For most tennis fans, Wimbledon is the favorite time of year and even for people who are not usually tennis focused.
As the oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious championships to win. Over the years it has seen tennis stars thrown into the spotlight and has contributed huge amounts of entertainment. Here are a number of traditions and historical facts about Wimbledon.
1. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam still played on the grass
While the US Open and Australian Open were at a point played on grass, both of these competitions eventually switched over to a synthetic hard court in the 20th century.
Still, Wimbledon has steadfastly stuck to tradition and persists as the only Grand Slam tournament (and one of the few competitions) to use a grass court as its playing surface. The courts are sown with percent perennial ryegrass.