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The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is located in the South West of London, England.

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The Championships were first played in 1877 at a ground near Worple Road, Wimbledon. It was only about Gentlemen's Singles. In 1884, the All England Club added Ladies' Singles and Gentlemen's Doubles. Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles were added in 1913.

Wimbledon Champions in 2005

(Wimbledon, England, June 20–July 3, 2005)
Men's singles 
Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick 6–2, 7–6 (7–2), 6–4
Women's singles
Venus Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport 4–6, 7–6 (7–4), 9–7
Men's doubles
Stephen Huss - W. Moodie defeated Bob Bryan - M. Bryan
7–6 (7–4), 6–3, 6–7 (2–7), 6–3

Women's doubles
C. Black - L. Huber defeated S. Kuznetsova - A. Mauresmo
6–2, 6–1

Mixed doubles
Mary Pierce - Mahesh Bhupathi defeated Tatiana Perebiynis - Paul Hanley 6–4, 6–2

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Roger Federer (Switzerland) 2006 vs. Rafael Nadal
6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3

Roger claims fourth Wimbledon win
from news.bbc.co.uk

Switzerland's Roger Federer has won his fourth Wimbledon title in a row, beating Spain's Rafael Nadal in four sets in the men's final.
Roger stormed to a two-set lead before Rafael hit back to win the third set.
But the 24-year-old Swiss marched on to claim the fourth set and win the contest 6-0 7-6 6-7 6-3.
Rafael, 20, was playing in his first Wimbledon. Roger had not lost a set going into the final. He is ranked one in the world, with Rafael at two.

"It was fantastic. I never thought it was possible, but I made it," said Roger of his achievement.
He accepted his trophy wearing a white jacket, embroidered with three racquets to represent his previous Wimbledon victories.
He joked that he would have to get a new one made following his latest win.
The women's competition was won by France's Amelie Mauresmo who beat Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne in Saturday's final.

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Amélie Mauresmo (France) 2006 vs. Justine Henin-Hardenne
2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Amelie crowned Wimbledon champion from news.bbc.co.uk

French tennis star Amelie Mauresmo has won the Wimbledon ladies' title after a three-set thriller with Belgian player Justine Henin-Hardenne. Amelie lost the first set 2-6 but bounced back to win the next two sets 6-3 6-4. She climbed into the stands to celebrate her victory with her coach. She became the first Frenchwoman to take the title since 1925.
"This trophy is very special in the world of tennis. I am very proud," Amelie told the BBC after her triumph.

Justine said : "She played better than me. She was just too good today." The pair's last meeting had been in the in the final of the Australian Open in January, when Amelie won after Justine pulled out because she was ill.

The men's final takes place on Sunday, when Roger Federer defends his title against Rafael Nadal.

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Previous tournaments

Roger Federer (Switzerland)

Venus Williams (USA)

both champions - flags behind

Pete Sa
mpras (USA) (93-95-97-00)

Steffi Graf - Boris Becker
Graf won in 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996
Becker won in 1985, 1986 and 1989

Björn Borg

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Roger Federer 20 seconds

Champions websites

Rafael Nadal Spanish

Roger Federer Swiss

Justine Henin Hardenne Belgian

Amélie Mauresmo French

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the Official Website wimbledon.org

TennisLife magazine tennislife.com

BBC newsround special report news.bbc.co.uk

BBC Sport news.bbc.co.uk

Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org

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