- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

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

Surface: Grass courts.

Site: The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Schedule: Play begins Monday. The women’s singles final is July 5; the men’s singles final is July 6. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament’s middle Sunday, June 29.

Forecast: Week 1 is expected to be dry with the temperature in the 70s (low-to-mid 20s Celsius).

2013 Men’s Singles Champion: Andy Murray of Britain.

2013 Women’s Singles Champion: Marion Bartoli of France.

Last Year: Murray ended the host country’s 77-year wait by becoming the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win Wimbledon, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. Hitting with two hands off both wings, seeded only 15th, and without a title from any tournament in more than 1 1/2 years, Bartoli beat Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4. It was Bartoli’s first Grand Slam trophy - and her last, because less than six weeks later, she surprisingly announced her retirement at age 28.

Key Statistic: 3 - Consecutive losses on grass courts for No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal, a two-time champion at Wimbledon.

Prize Money: Total is 25 million pounds (about $42.5 million), an increase of more than 10 percent from a year ago, with 1.76 million pounds (nearly $3 million) each to the men’s and women’s singles champions.

Online: https://www.wimbledon.org

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