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Sunday, July 2, 2017

2017 Wimbledon Championships Begins Today Monday July 03,2017

Defending Champions

Menis Singles
Andy Murray beat Milos Raonic 6-4,7-6,7-6

Women's Singles
Serena Williams beat Angelique Kerber 7-5,6-3

Men's Doubles
France's Pierre Hugues  Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger Vasselin6-4,7-6,6-3

Women's Doubles
Serena Williams and Venus Williams beat Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3,6-4

Mixed Doubles
Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson beat Robert Farah and Anna Lena Gronefeld 7-6,6-4

Wimbledon In Numbers

9 - record number of singles titles (Martina Navratilova)
250 - the number of ball boys and girls
14,979 - the number of seats on Centre Court
39,000 - capacity in the grounds at any one time
54,250 - number of balls used during the Championships
140,000 - servings of strawberries sold
320,000 - glasses of Pimm's sold
31,600,000 - total prize money (£) for 2017
The men's and ladies' singles champions will each earn £2.2m from a total prize fund of £31.6m

Wimbledon and BBC

Men's Top 10 Seeds

21 of the top 40 men in the draw are aged 30 or over — including all of the top five

Defending Champion Andy Murray will face Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik in the opening round of Wimbledon on Monday as he looks to defend the title he won on Centre Court in 2016

Women's Top 10 Seeds

No Serena Williams and no Maria Sharapova. The ladies' draw might be lacking a bit of stardust without the sport's two biggest names - 22-time Grand Slam champion Williams is pregnant, Sharapova is injured - but that does not mean it will be any less exciting

Serena Williams is unable to defend her title as she awaits the birth of her first child

British women's number one Johanna Konta ranked seventh in the world is the first top-10 British woman at Wimbledon since Jo Durie reached the quarter-finals in 1984

Google Dedicates a Doodle to Celebrate the 140th anniversary of Wimbledon 

Google on Monday July 03,2017 dedicated a Doodle to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Wimbledon. The Championships, Wimbledon, known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and one of the most prestigious. Spencer Gore, the winner of the inaugural Wimbledon Championship.

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