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As history has it Wimbledon started as far back as the nineteenth century and is still a highlight of the world and the pride of England In 1877 the first Lawn Tennis Championship was held at The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club This was still the time when women were not quite as equal as the every day genteleman so only the men participated in the event Only ten years later did the women get an equal opportunity As an outcome thirteen women players actually entered the event About twenty years following this the first American woman entered the event and won Wimbledon 2000 The Wimbledon is probably the most unique tennis tournament The first reason is that it is the oldest tennis tournament in the world The second reason is that its courts are made out of grass The last reason is that even today it is considered the greatest and most prestigeous tournament in the world It came down to the point where people had to stand to watch the game So the actual stadium was remodeled and expanded to fit 14000 people Even the second World War was not enough to close the club It even came down to the fact where a bomb struck center court destroying 1200 seats wimbledon site British Royalty has been assosiated with Wimbledon since 1907 when the Prince of Wales accompanied Princess Mary to the courts Many Kings and Queens followed them including King GeorgeV Queen Mary Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth The tournament even came down to the point where Prince Albert participated in the event Still to this day the tradition continues with the present Duke of Kent as president of the club who is a member of the royal family
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