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Updated: 28 June 2008 09:48 IST
Some interesting facts about the Wimbledon Championship.
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Martina Navratilova became the first player to win the ladies' singles title six times in succession (1987).
In 2007 Roger Federer equalled Bjorn Borg's record of winning five successive men's singles titles.
Centre Court is being re-developed; in 2009 it will accommodate 15,000 spectators under a retractable roof, guaranteeing tennis every day of The Championships.
The All England Club's ground covers over 42 acres.
Over 220 ball girls and boys are involved in The Championships.
There are over 335 court officials working at the tournament during the Wimbledon fortnight.
Over 480 security guards work throughout The Championships.
Over 310 transport service drivers are employed during the tournament.
The Wimbledon Museum won Visit London's 2006 Bronze Award for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.
The record daily attendance at The Championships stands at 42,457 on the first Wednesday of 2002.
15,000 balls are used on average during The Championships each year.
Todd Woodbridge holds the record for most number of men's doubles titles (nine).
Martina Navratilova is the oldest Wimbledon Champion, winning the mixed doubles in 2003 at 46 years and 261 days.
The longest Wimbledon final took place in 1982 between John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors (4 hours, 16 mins). Connors won 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4.
In 2007 the total prize money fund for The Championships was 11,282,710.
On average, Wimbledon has a 'washout' - when rain stops play entirely - one day in every 50 (or once every four years).
Visitors to Wimbledon drink 12,500 bottles of champagne and eat 27,000 kilogrammes of strawberries each year.
Spencer Gore, the first ever Wimbledon Champion, served underarm.
Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova are the only singles Champions to have won with both white and yellow balls.
John McEnroe was the last man to win Wimbledon using a wooden racket.
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