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WIMBLEDON 2013: Tournament at a glance

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A look at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament:

Surface: Grass courts.

Site: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Schedule: Play begins Monday. The women's singles final is July 6; the men's singles final is July 7. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament's middle Sunday, June 30.

2012 Men's Singles Champion: Roger Federer of Switzerland.

2012 Women's Singles Champion: Serena Williams of the United States.

Last Year: Federer won his record-extending 17th Grand Slam title, and seventh at Wimbledon, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the first singles final played with Centre Court's retractable roof closed. Murray was the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1938 to reach the championship match at Wimbledon. Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 for her fifth Wimbledon title, beginning a run in which she's gone 74-3 and collected three of the past four major championships.

Key Statistic: 31 - Consecutive matches won by Williams, the longest single-season streak in women's tennis since 2000.

Prize Money: Total is 22.6 million pounds (about $35.5 million), with 1.6 million (about $2.5 million) each to the men's and women's singles champions. Those are increases of about 40 percent from 2012.

Online: http://www.wimbledon.org

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