Joel Fontenla Fariña WIMBLEDONThe Championships, Wimbledon, or simply Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world,considered by many to be the most prestigious . The duration of the tournament is two weeks. It hasbeen held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. It is one of the fourGrand Slam tennis tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, French Open andUS Open. Wimbledon is the only with grass, the games original surface. The central or maintrack is called Centre Court, and the finals are always played there. The male winner receives asilver trophy, while the female winner is given a silver platter. The champions in 2011 in theindividual category were Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova.HistoryThe first time played the tournament was organized by "All England Lawn Tennis and CroquetClub" in 1877. The womens doubles and mixed doubles were built in 1913. In October 1940,the complex was bombed by German forces. Also was the scene of some of the greatest tennismatches of all time, most notably the end of 2008 ( Nadal. Federer) and 2009 ( Federer.Roddick). In 2009, first used the roof of the main field. Also for this tournament have passedmany of the best players in the world, for example Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Pete Samprasor Venus Williams.TraditionsWimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors. It is the only tournamentwhere that clothing is required for both male and female is absolutely white. The eating ofstrawberries and cream by the spectators, and Royal patronage. The tournament is also notablefor the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts.