132nd Wimbledon Championships

June 29th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
132nd Wimbledon Championships

The 132nd Wimbledon Championships are on the horizon running from 2nd July- 15th July 2018 means that if you are a Tennis fan you will be counting down the days. It is just one of many good reasons to live in or around Wimbledon. South West London has loads of appeal and you can find out more about local properties from our Raynes Park office or our sister company Finch & Co.

When it comes to tennis there is nothing like Wimbledon and these championships will be offering a real treat as a couple of tennis greats look set to break more records.  Federer has been one of the most popular Wimbledon champions and this year he will be playing to win just a couple of weeks shy of his 37th birthday. He has a huge fan base and many will be hoping he will be able to pick up his 8th Gentlemen’s title.

Much of the Ladies Championship attention will be focused on Serena Williams, has given the rest of the Ladies a shot at Slamming whilst she took a year out she is now back. Serena is a great Champion and she too will have the SW15 Ladies title as her goal. But the Ladies competition looks a little more open than the Gentlemen’s, at least according to the bookies. Serena is favourite at 4/1 you then have a ‘pack’ they say including Kvitova, Muguruza (Holder), Pliskova, Kerber and Sharapova all in the 7/1-10/1 bracket.

As ever Wimbledon have been taking strides to develop the site with the No.1 Court project.  It continues to be the current focus of the Wimbledon Master Plan and the second year of the three-year project is on schedule. For 2018 completed work has included finishing the new fixed roof, the opening of “The Walled Garden” and a new, larger Big Screen for The Hill (18m in width); as well as the refurbishment of seven hospitality suites. Time to get your tickets and check out living in South West London.