Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates in his Gentlemens Singles Quarter Final match against Gilles Simon of France during day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2015 in London, England.
In Victorian England, lawn tennis was a popular sport for middle-class women. At first proper tennis form entailed patting the ball back and forth, without keeping score. More active than croquet or archery (which enjoyed a brief popularity in the 1870s), tennis also appealed to men. Lottie Dod won the Wimbledon 5 times, the first time when she was 15.
Fred Perry tennis player | The designer and musical collabs (Comme Des Garçons, Richard Nicoll ... Vann 1935 och 1936 mixed dubbel med Dorothy Round Little. 1935 över Harry Hopman/ Nell Hall Hopman 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. 1936 över D. Budge/ Sarah Palfrey Cooke 7-9, 7-5, 6-4.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Benjamin Becker of Germany on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles first round match against Anna Tatishvili of the United States on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)