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The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) began in 1877 and is the oldest tennis championship in the world (four years older than the US Open). Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. It is widely regarded amongst players, fans and pundits to be the most prestigious tennis tournament in the World.

The tournament is held in the London suburb of Wimbledon, England, at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (commonly referred to as the All England Club). It is held annually from late June to early July.[2] The tournament is calendared so that it ends on a Sunday early in July after beginning on the Monday 13 days earlier.

It is the third Grand Slam tournament played each year and is the only one to be played on grass. It is preceded by the Australian Open, which is played on hard courts, and the French Open (Roland Garros), which is played on clay courts. It is followed by the U.S. Open, which is played on hard courts.

In the 2008 tournament, five major events will be contested, as well as four junior events and four invitation events.

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