Wimbledon is the prodigious Tennis championship, famous across the world amongst all Tennis enthusiasts.
As the only major still played on grass, many traditions are still seen on match days. Perhaps the most famous is the wearing of all white.
Five events happen during the Wimbledon period; Gentlemen’s Singles, Ladies’ Singles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles. The Gentlemen’s Singles & the Ladies’ Singles are sometimes considered the main events. All players in these are playing for a chance to win a trophy, usually rewarded by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent. The gentlemen are competing for a chance to win a silver cup. The Ladies are playing for the sterling silver Venus Rosewater Dish. Runnerups are each awarded an inscribed silver plate.
As well as these coveted trophies, players are also competing for a chance to win a share of prize money, which has increased every year, In 2013, the winner for each main Singles event won £1,600,000.
Last year was a great year for French player Marion Bartoli, who achieved both her first win at Wimbledon and her first major Singles title; facing off against the German Sabine Katharina Lisicki, who had become the first German player to reach a Singles final since 2003.
Of course, in 2013, the Gentlemen’s winner was Andy Murray, a win celebrated all around the UK. His match against Novak Djokovic became a piece of television history. Over 17.3 Million people tuned into the match on the BBC, the biggest audience for Wimbledon since official records began. In fact, in 2013, this final was the most watched television moment.
Of course, nothing beats being at Wimbledon itself. Tickets have to be applied for by mid December, and are allocated based on a ballot. It is also possible to get tickets if you have been issued a Debenture by the All England Lawn Tennis Ground. If you are buying tickets from another source, it is very important to check that it is one of these Debenture tickets. These are the only tickets that Wimbledon allow to be transferred to thirdparties, and to buy one from elsewhere runs the risk of being ejected from audience.
At iChauffeur, we will of course help you get there on time, with our drivers having knowledge of both the best routes to take through London and the time at which you will need to be there at. Also if you are delayed watching a match you will always have your chauffeurs mobile number at hand to let him know about any delays.