2008 Wimbledon Championships

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2008 Wimbledon Championships
Date23 June – 6 July
Edition122nd
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S / 64D / 48XD
Prize money£11,812,000
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Attendance475,812
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
United States Venus Williams
Men's Doubles
Canada Daniel Nestor / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Women's Doubles
United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / Australia Samantha Stosur
Boys' Singles
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov
Girls' Singles
United Kingdom Laura Robson
Boys' Doubles
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Cheng-peng / Chinese Taipei Yang Tsung-hua
Girls' Doubles
Slovenia Polona Hercog / Australia Jessica Moore
Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
United States Donald Johnson / United States Jared Palmer
Ladies' Invitation Doubles
Czech Republic Jana Novotná / United States Kathy Rinaldi
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
United States Ken Flach / United States Robert Seguso
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan / Netherlands Ronald Vink
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The two singles champions, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams.

The 2008 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England.[1][2] It was the 122nd edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 23 June to 6 July 2008. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.

Spanish player Rafael Nadal won the first Wimbledon title of his career; the first Grand Slam tournament he had won other than the French Open. Nadal defeated five-time defending champion Roger Federer in the final in what many regard as the greatest tennis match of all time.[3][4][5] In the women's singles, Venus Williams claimed her fifth title, and first win over her sister Serena in a Wimbledon final (she had lost the previous two). The performances of Britons Andy Murray in the men's singles and Laura Robson in the girls' singles were able to arouse significant interest from the home crowd.

Following the completion of the 2007 Championships, the new fixed roof was put in place, in time for the 2008 Championships. The retractable section of the new roof was completed for the 2009 Championships.

Point and prize money distribution[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

Below are the tables with the point distribution for each discipline of the tournament.

Senior points[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 1000 700 450 250 150 75 35 5 12 8 4 0
Men's Doubles 0 N/A N/A 0 0
Women's Singles 140 90 60 2
Women's Doubles 0 N/A N/A 0 0