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Fast facts about 2014 Wimbledon Championships

Fast facts about 2014 Wimbledon Championships
Andy Murray, shown during the Aegon Championships at the Queen's Club in London, won his second Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon last year. His first was at the 2012 U.S. Open. (Andrew Crowie / AFP / Getty Images)

What you need to know about the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

When: Play begins Monday. The women's singles final is scheduled for 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.

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Where: The All England Lawn Tennis Club, grass courts.

Weather: Week 1 is expected to be dry; temperatures in 70s.

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2013 men’s singles champion: Andy Murray of Britain.

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2013 women’s singles champion: Marion Bartoli of France.

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Last year: Murray ended the host country’s 77-year wait by becoming the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win, 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 tournament trophy — and her last. Less than six weeks later, she surprisingly announced her retirement at age 28.

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

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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: http://www.wimbledon.org

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