SI.com Staff
Friday June 26th, 2015

As the tennis' oldest Grand Slam, Wimbledon is one of the most tradition-laden tournaments on the schedule. From the all-white dress code, to Rufus the Hawk and more, Wimbledon is one of the most unique tennis competitions. Take a look at some of the more interesting tidbits and traditions that make tennis at the All England Club so special, including the grass courts, the weather in London, the historical context and the different strategies players must use to adjust to the surface. 

Check SI.com's Wimbledon 2015 data hub page throughout the whole tournament for the latest data-driven infographics and charts from IBM, the official technology partner for Wimbledon. IBM captures and analyzes the data that powers all of the Grand Slams, as well as the digital platforms that extend the experience to fans around the world.

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