Wimbledon Doubles Titles
The Wimbledon Doubles titles have been played at the championships for many years. The mens doubles were first introduced in 1884 the same year that the Womens Singles event was also introduced, seven years after the first Wimbledon Championships. The mens doubles matches are played over five sets and has provided some excellent encounters over the years. The best known doubles player in recent years is Australian Todd Woodbridge, who won the doubles title 9 times between 1993 and 2004 with various partners.
The Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles titles were introduced to the tournament in 1913 with both played over three sets. Unlike the mens doubles events, many of the womens singles championships have performed well in the ladies doubles with champions such as Martin Navratilova and both Venus and Serena Williams claiming both titles in the past.
All three doubles titles have been a regular feature at every Wimbledon Championships since they were introduced and they always prove popular amongst the spectators. The biggest benefit of the doubles events is that it offers many tennis players who don't have the ability to compete in the later stages of the singles events the opportunity to stand a chance of winning a wimbledon trophy.