130 Years of Wimbledon – Special Moments Poster Series

Wimbers130, a graphic poster series by Deuce Studio celebrates the 130th Wimbledon championship.

The year 2016 marks the 130th edition of the Wimbledon championships – the world’s oldest and most popular tennis tournament. To celebrate this outstanding event, the creative people of London based Deuce Studio have created a set of 13 graphic prints reflecting special moments of Wimbledon’s glorious past. More specifically, each poster design features a fact or memorable moment from some of the past championships. Find more details below.

130 years of the Wimbledon championship - Special moments poster series by Deuce Studio.
130 years of the Wimbledon championship – Special moments poster series by Deuce Studio.

So how does it actually work?

The team of Deuce Studio is releasing 1 poster per day for every day of the tournament. Below you can see all prints that have been released until now. To keep up to date with the series, please check out their Instagram, Twitter, and mini site.

The first Wimbledon Championship in 1877.
The first championship was held at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London in 1877. It was the world’s first official lawn tennis tournament and now it’s considered as the most prestigious of all the Grand Slams.
The Endless Match.
The longest match in tennis history took place between the American 23rd seed John Isner and the French qualifier Nicolas Mahut. Isner prevailed 70-68 in the fifth set in a match that lasted 11 hours, 5 minutes and stretched to three days.
Wildcard Champion.
Goran Ivanišević was the first and only player who won the Grand Slam as a wildcard.
The Golden Set.
Yaroslava Shvedova faced Sara Errani in the third round beating her 6-0, 6-4. What made the match special was Shvedova taking the first set without conceding a single point, known as a ‘golden set’, the first in history at any Grand Slam.
First ever television broadcast of Wimbledon.
The first ever television broadcast of Wimbledon was filmed using only two cameras on Centre Court for a maximum of half an hour a day. The first match to be shown was between Bunny Austin and George Lyttleton-Rogers.
You can not be serious.
During a first round match against fellow American Tom Gullikson, John McEnroe disagreed with umpire Edward James over whether his serve landed in or out. The serve was ruled out, resulting in McEnroe’s now iconic outburst.
Bonus poster of the Wimbers130 series.
Bonus poster of the Wimbers130 series. For only the fourth time in Wimbledon history, there is play on middle Sunday.
Rule Britannia.
Rule Britannia. The 1961 Wimbledon Women’s singles final saw the two Brits, Angela Mortimer and Christine Truman go head to head. After three closely contested sets, 4–6, 6–4, 7–5, the match ended in Mortimer taking the victory.
148mph record for fastest serve at a Wimbledon Championships.
The record for fastest serve at a Wimbledon Championships was set by the American Taylor Dent at 148mph.