2016 marks the 130th Wimbledon championships, making it the oldest tennis tournament in the world. To celebrate this momentous occasion Deuce Studio has created a set of 13 limited edition prints reflecting Wimbledon's glorious past.

The First Championship

1st

9–19 July 1877

 

The 1877 Wimbledon Championship held at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London was the world’s first official lawn tennis tournament. It is now considered the most prestigious of all the Grand Slams.

The Endless Match

124th

Isner vs. Mahut

Men’s Singles

22–24 June 2010

 

The longest match in tennis history took place between the American 23rd seed John Isner and the French qualifier Nicolas Mahut. Isner prevailed 70-68 in the fifth set in a match that lasted 11 hours, five minutes and stretched to three days.

Wildcard Champion

115th

Ivanišević vs. Rafter

Men’s Singles
9 July 2001

 

Three-time runner up Goran Ivanišević was awarded a wildcard by Wimbledon as his ranking of 125th wasn’t enough to grant direct entry to the tournament. The Croatian became the first and only player to win the Grand Slam as a wildcard.

The Golden Set

126th

Errani vs. Shvedova

Women’s Singles

30 June 2012

 

Yaroslava Shvedova faced Sara Errani in the third round beating her 6-0, 6-4. What made the match special was Shvedova taking the first set without conceding a single point, known as a ‘golden set’, the first in history at any Grand Slam.

Live at Wimbers

57th

Austin vs. Lyttleton-Rogers

Men’s Singles
21 June 1937

 

The first ever television broadcast of Wimbledon was filmed using only two cameras on Centre Court for a maximum of half an hour a day. The first match to be shown was between Bunny Austin and George Lyttleton-Rogers.

Absolutely Maccers

95th

McEnroe vs. Gullikson

Men’s Singles
22 June 1981

 

During a first round match against fellow American Tom Gullikson, John McEnroe disagreed with umpire Edward James over whether his serve landed in or out. The serve was ruled out, resulting in McEnroe’s now iconic outburst.

Centre Court Bombing

11 October 1940

 

During World War II, Centre Court was hit by one of the 1,000 bombs which fell on the borough of Wimbledon. The damage wasn’t fully repaired until seven years later in 1947, although the championships still went ahead in 1946.

Rule Britannia

75th

Mortimer vs Truman

Women’s Singles

6 July 1961

 

The 1961 Wimbledon Women’s singles final saw the two Brits, Angela Mortimer and Christine Truman go head to head. The match had three closely contested sets, 4–6, 6–4, 7–5, ending in Mortimer taking the victory.

148mph

124th

Djokovic vs. Dent

Men’s Singles

23 June 2010

 

The record for fastest serve at a Wimbledon Championships was set by the American Taylor Dent at 148mph. Dent’s opponent Novak Djokovic couldn’t return the serve; however, the Serbian went on to beat Dent in three straight sets.

The Final Streaker

110th

Krajicek vs. Washington

Men’s Singles

7 July 1996

 

Melissa Johnson a 23-year-old student living in London was the surprise guest of the 1996 men’s final. While Krajicek and Washington were warming up Melissa ran on to the court becoming the first ever streaker at Wimbledon.

23 minutes

42nd

Lenglen vs. Mallory

Women’s Singles

9 July 1922

 

The shortest match in Wimbledon’s history was between Suzanne Lenglen of France and Molla Mallory of America. It was no surprise Lenglen won the match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, taking just 23 minutes in total.

109dB

129th

Sharapova vs. Vandeweghe

Women’s Singles

7 July 2015

 

The loudest grunt at Wimbledon from Maria Sharapova against Coco Vandeweghe was recorded at 109 decibels, louder than the lawn mowers that cut the grass, prompting spectators to complain about the excessive shrieking.

77 years

127th

Djokovic vs. Murray

Men’s Singles

7 July 2013

 

Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion with a straight-sets victory over world number one Novak Djokovic. Murray was the first Brit to win the men’s title since Fred Perry in 1936.

XVII

99th

Becker vs. Curren

Men’s Singles

7 July 1985

 

Boris Becker won the final against the American, Kevin Curren, becoming the first unseeded player and the first German to win the Wimbledon singles title as well as the youngest ever male Grand Slam singles champion at 17 years, 227 days.