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Why Winbledon is considered like the prestigious GC?

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It's the oldest?
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yep it is the oldest. That and being drenched in tradition adds to its prestige. Also, Wimbledon has produced the most legendary players over the centuries too - if Venus wins her 4th title this year, she'll be way on track to gaining her legendary status at Wimbledon too

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Tennis was invented in Britain, and it has a lot of history so of cousre it will be the most prestigious.

Tradition + England = Prestige
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Yeah... first Amateur World Championships held there in... if I remembered correctly 1877.

Wimbledon also were the ones who took a stand against amateurism, and declared they would have an Open event in 1968.

And probably also helps that they are the only slam that retains their grass courts

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Tennis was invented in Britain, and it has a lot of history so of cousre it will be the most prestigious.

Tradition + England = Prestige
Tennis was invented in France!
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Tennis was invented in France!
EDIT: Accoding to wikipedia it:

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Originating in England in the late 19th Century, the game spread first throughout the English-speaking world, particularly among the upper classes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis

I may be mistaken though.

This is Lawn tennnis BTW
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EDIT: Accoding to wikipedia it:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis

I may be mistaken though.

This is Lawn tennnis BTW
yes real tennis was france lawn was england.
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