A look at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament:
Surface: Grass courts.
Site: The All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Schedule: Play begins Monday. The women's singles final is July 9; the men's singles final is July 10. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament's middle Sunday, July 3.
2015 Men's Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic of Serbia.
2015 Women's Singles Champion: Serena Williams of the United States.
Last Year: Djokovic earned his third Wimbledon title by beating seven-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3, starting a run of four consecutive Grand Slam titles for the Serb. It was the second year in a row that Djokovic defeated Federer in the final at the All England Club. Williams collected her sixth Wimbledon trophy with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Garbine Muguruza. That was Williams' fourth straight major title and 21st overall; she has not added another since then.
Key Statistic I: 28 " Consecutive Grand Slam matches won by Djokovic, who is halfway to a true Grand Slam.
Key Statistic II: 13 " Consecutive Wimbledon titles won by the "Big 4" of men's tennis: Federer, Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal; Lleyton Hewitt, who has retired from singles but got a doubles wild-card entry for Wimbledon, was the last man outside of that quartet to win the championship, back in 2002.
Key Statistic III: 22 " Grand Slam singles titles won by Steffi Graf, the record for the Open era and one more than Williams has.
Not Here: Nadal, who won two of his 14 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon, pulled out because of the left wrist injury that forced him to withdraw from the French Open. Maria Sharapova, whose first of five major trophies came at Wimbledon in 2004, is serving a suspension for failing a drug test. Another former No. 1 and a two-time Australian Open champion, Victoria Azarenka, is sidelined by an injured right knee.
Prize Money: Total is 28.1 million pounds (about $41 million before the British pound plummeted after the country voted to leave the European Union, making the total worth about $38 million), with 2 million pounds (nearly $3 million before the vote, about $2.7 million after) each to the men's and women's singles champions.
This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings