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Wimbledon in Numbers

Wlimbledon IN NUMBERS EST. 1877 RUFUS THE HARRIS HAWK 1 Harris Hawk named Rufus, who deters the local pigeons from the courts 8 MILLIMETRES Each blade of grass on a Wimbledon tennis court is 8 millimetres high. Centre Court 10 Ittakes 10 minutes for the retractable roof on Centre Court to close. MINUTES done a 12 PAT CASH 12 the number of times singles winners have "done a Pat Cash" and climbedinto the player's box. 123 The longest match in Wimbledon history lasted 665 minutes and a total of 123 balls were used as John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut on court 18 in 2010. 148 MPH fastest serve The fastest serve in Wimbledon history was 148 mph by Taylor Dent of the USA in 201o. 212 aces Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic served a record number of 212 aces during the 2001 championship. $1.500 1,500 fine 1,500 the fine in dollars that John McEnroe received for his infamous "Pits of the world!" outburst at Wimbledon in 1981. 7500 7,500 Wimbledon umbrellas are needed to cover the same area as the retractable roof 25,000 Bottles Champagne Those feeling flush will consume 25,000 bottles of champagne. Champagne STRAWBERRIES & cream 28,080 Each year 28,000 kilograms of strawberries are eaten, along with 7,000 litres of cream. 54,250 a whole lot of balls balls During Wimbledon 54,250 tennis balls are used. New balls are requested after the first 7 games of each match. 200,000 Pimm s PIMMS People will enjoy 200,000 glasses of Pimm's during the Wimbledon fortnight. Prize £22,000,000 Prize money will total £22,000,000 - up £6,500,000 from 2012, with the men's and women's singles winners receiving £1,600,000 each. 378.800.000 An estimated 378,800,000 TV viewers are expected to tune into Wimbledon around the worldin 182 countries. Sources:|

Wimbledon in Numbers

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From serves to strawberries, Pimm’s to prize money; our infographic takes a look at the Wimbledon tennis Championship in numbers.


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