When one thinks of tennis, one thinks of Wimbledon. Played since 1877, the Championship, the oldest still running tennis tournament in the world, is one of the most prestigious sports competitions. With his “almost entirely white” attire rule, its famous strawberries and the mythic Centre Court, known as the Cathedral of Tennis, it’s impossible not to get excited when a new edition is around the corner. Especially after last year's edition was cancelled due to the pandemic. 

The third Gram Slam of the year, and the only one played on grass, will begin this Monday, June 28 and various famous names will be competing for a place in history. While Rafael Nadal won’t be in London, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, the favorite for this edition, will be looking to add another major to their accounts. The Swiss is the man with more Wimbledon titles (8), and at 39 years old is looking for a last chance to lift the trophy. 

On the ladies side, Serena Williams is also after the Margaret Court record of 24 Grand Slams titles to become the tennis player (male or female) with more majors in history. As Federer, this could also be one of her last chances to do so. She has to fight with great players like Asleight Barty and Aryna Sabalenka. But before we know the new champions, here take a look at all the past Wimbledon winners. 

Wimbledon 2021: List by year of past winners (Ladies' Singles) 

Contrary to the men’s championship, Wimbledon opened the tournament to women in 1884. On the ladies side, the Cezch-American Martina Navratilova is the one with most Wimbledon titles, with nine. After her, Hellen Willis (pre-Open Era) has eight and then other big names like Dorothea Douglas, pre-Open Era; Steffi Graf and Serena Williams have seven. Here, find out all the past winners of the Singles Ladies Championship. 

Year  Winner
1884 Maud Watson (GBR)
1885 Maud Watson (GBR) 
1886 Blanche Bingley (GBR)
1887 Lottie Dod (GBR)
1888 Lottie Dod (GBR) 
1889  Lottie Dod (GBR) 
1890  Lena Rice (IRL)
1891 Lottie Dod (GBR) 
1892 Lottie Dod (GBR) 
1893 Lottie Dod (GBR)
1894 Blanche Bingley (GBR)
1895 Charlotte Cooper (GBR)
1896 Charlotte Cooper (GBR)
1897 Blanche Bingley (GBR)
1898 Charlotte Cooper (GBR)
1899  Blanche Bingley (GBR)
1900 Blanche Bingley (GBR)
1901 Charlotte Cooper (GBR)
1902 Muriel Robb (GBR)
1903 Dorothea Douglass (GBR)
1904 Dorothea Douglass (GBR)
1905 May Sutton (USA)
1906 Dorothea Douglass (GBR)
1907 May Sutton (USA)
1908 Charlotte Cooper (GBR)
1909 Dora Boothby (GBR)
1910 Dorothea Douglass (GBR)
1911 Dorothea Douglass (GBR)
1912  Ethel Larcombe (GBR)
1913 Dorothea Douglass (GBR)
1914 Dorothea Douglass (GBR)
1919 Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)
1920 Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)
1921 Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)
1922 Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)
1923 Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)
1924 Kitty McKane (GBR)
1925 Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)
1926 Kitty McKane (GBR)
1927 Helen Wills (USA)
1928 Helen Wills (USA)
1929 Helen Wills (USA)
1930 Helen Wills (USA)
1931 Cilly Aussem (GER)
1932 Helen Wills (USA)
1933 Helen Wills (USA)
1934 Dorothy Round (GBR)
1935 Helen Wills (USA)
1936 Helen Hull Jacobs (USA)
1937 Dorothy Round (GBR)
1938  Helen Wills (USA)
1939 Alice Marble (USA)
1946 Pauline Betz (USA)
1947 Margaret Osborne (USA)
1948 Louise Brough (USA)
1949 Louise Brough (USA)
1950 Louise Brough (USA)
1951 Doris Hart (USA)
1952 Maureen Connolly (USA)
1953 Maureen Connolly (USA)
1954 Maureen Connolly (USA)
1955 Louise Brough (USA)
1956 Shirley Fry (USA)
1957 Althea Gibson (USA)
1958 Althea Gibson (USA)
1959 Maria Bueno (BRA)
1960 Maria Bueno (BRA)
1961 Angela Mortimer (GBR)
1962 Karen Hantze Susman (USA)
1963 Margaret Smith (AUS)
1964 Maria Bueno (BRA)
1965 Margaret Smith (AUS)
1966 Billie Jean King (USA)
1967 Billie Jean King (USA)
1968 Billie Jean King (USA)
1969 Ann Haydon (GBR)
1970 Margaret Smith (AUS)
1971 Evonne Goolagong (AUS)
1972 Billie Jean King (USA)
1973 Billie Jean King (USA)
1974 Chris Evert (USA)
1975 Billie Jean King (USA)
1976 Chris Evert (USA)
1977 Virginia Wade (GBR)
1978 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
1979 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
1980 Evonne Goolagong (AUS)
1981 Chris Evert (USA)
1982 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
1983 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
1984 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
1985 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
1986 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
1987 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
1988 Steffi Graf (GER)
1989 Steffi Graf (GER)
1990 Martina Navratilova (CZE)
1991 Steffi Graf (GER)
1992 Steffi Graf (GER)
1993 Steffi Graf (GER)
1994 Conchita Martinez (ESP)
1995 Steffi Graf (GER)
1996 Steffi Graff (GER)
1997 Martina Hingis (SUI)
1998 Jana Novotna (CZE)
1999 Lindsay Davenport (USA)
2000 Venus Williams (USA)
2001 Venus Williams (USA)
2002 Serena Williams (USA)
2003 Serena Williams (USA)
2004 Maria Sharapova (RUS)
2005 Venus Williams (USA)
2006 Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)
2007 Venus Williams (USA)
2008 Venus Williams (USA)
2009  Serena Williams (USA)
2010 Serena Williams (USA)
2011 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
2012 Serena Williams (USA)
2013 Marion Bartoli (FRA)
2014 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
2015 Serena Williams (USA)
2016 Serena Williams (USA)
2017 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)
2018 Angelique Kerber (GER)
2019 Simona Halep (ROU)

Wimbledon 2021: List by year of past winners (Men's Singles) 

After the eight titles of Roger Federer, the next man with more Wimbledon championships is the British William Renshaw, pre Open Era, and the American Pete Sampras, both with seven. Lawrence Doherty (pre Open Era), Novak Djokovic and Bjorn Borg have five each. The last British Champion of Wimbledon is Andy Murray, who lifted the trophy in 2016 when he won over Milos Raonic. Here, find out all the men winners of Wimbledon.

Year Winner
1877 Spencer Gore (GBR)
1878 Frank Hadlow (GBR)
1879 John Hartley (GBR)
1880 John Hartley  (GBR)
1881 William Renshaw (GBR)
1882 William Renshaw (GBR)
1883 William Renshaw (GBR)
1884 William Renshaw (GBR)
1885 William Renshaw (GBR)
1886 William Renshaw (GBR)
1887 Herbert Lawford (GBR)
1888 Ernest Renshaw (GBR)
1889 William Renshaw (GBR)
1890 Willoughby Hamilton (GBR)
1891 Wilfred Baddeley (GBR)
1892 Wilfred Baddeley (GBR)
1893 Joshua Pim (GBR)
1894 Joshua Pim (GBR)
1895 Wilfred Baddeley (GBR)
1896 Harold Mahoney (GBR)
1897 Reginald Doherty (GBR)
1898 Reginald Doherty (GBR)
1899 Reginald Doherty (GBR)
1900 Reginald Doherty (GBR)
1901 Athur Gore (GBR)
1902 Lawrence Doherty (GBR)
1903 Lawrence Doherty (GBR)
1904 Lawrence Doherty (GBR)
1905 Lawrence Doherty (GBR)
1906 Lawrence Doherty (GBR)
1907 Norman Brookes (AUS)
1908 Arthur Gore (GBR)
1909 Arthur Gore (GBR)
1910 Anthony Wilding (AUS)
1911 Anthony Wilding (AUS)
1912 Anthony Wilding (AUS)
1913 Anthony Wilding (AUS)
1914 Norman Brookes (AUS)
1919 Gerald Patterson (AUS)
1920 Bill Tilden (USA)
1921 Bill Tilden (USA)
1922 Gerald Patterson (AUS)
1923 Bill Johnston (USA)
1924 Jean Borotra (FRA)
1925 René Borotra (FRA)
1926 Jean Borotra (FRA)
1927 Henri Cochet (FRA)
1928 René Lacoste (FRA)
1929 Henri Cochet (FRA)
1930 Bill Tilden (USA)
1931 Sidney Wood (USA)
1932 Ellsworth Vines (USA)
1933 Jack Crawford (USA)
1934 Fred Perry (GBR)
1935 Fred Perry (GBR)
1936 Fred Perry (GBR)
1937 Don Budge (USA)
1938 Don Budge (USA)
1939 Bobby Riggs (USA)
1946 Yvon Petra (FRA)
1947 Jack Kramer (USA)
1948 Bob Falkenburh (USA)
1949 Ted Schroeder (USA)
1950 Budge Patty (USA)
1951 Dick Savitt (USA)
1952 Frank Sedgman (AUS)
1953 Vic Seixas (USA)
1954 Jaroslav Drobny (TCH)
1955 Tony Trabert (USA)
1956 Lew Hoad (AUS)
1957 Lew Hoad (AUS)
1958 Ashley Cooper (AUS)
1959 Alex Olmedo (USA)
1960 Neale Fraser (AUS)
1961 Rod Laver (AUS)
1962 Rod Laver (AUS)
1963 Chuck McKinley (USA)
1964 Roy Emerson (AUS)
1965 Roy Emerson (AUS)
1966 Manuel Santana (ESP)
1967 John Newcombe (AUS)
1968 Rod Laver (AUS)
1969 Rod Laver (AUS)
1970 John Newcombe (AUS)
1971 John Newcombe (AUS)
1972 Stan Smith (USA)
1973 Jan Kodes (CZE)
1974 Jimmy Connors (USA)
1975 Arthur Ashe (USA)
1976 Bjorn Borg (SWE)
1977 Bjorn Borg (SWE)
1978 Bjorn Borg (SWE)
1979 Bjorn Borg (SWE)
1980 Bjorn Borg (SWE)
1981 John McEnroe (USA)
1982 Jimmy Connors (USA)
1983 John McEnroe (USA)
1984 John McEnroe (USA)
1985 Boris Becker (GER)
1986 Boris Becker (GER)
1987 Pat Cash (AUS) 
1988 Stefan Edberg (SWE)
1989 Boris Becker (GER)
1990 Stefan Edberg (SWE)
1991 Michael Stich (GER)
1992 Andre Agassi (USA)
1993 Pete Sampras (USA)
1994 Pete Sampras (USA)
1995 Pete Sampras (USA)
1996 Richard Krajicek (NED)
1997 Pete Sampras (USA)
1998 Pete Sampras (USA)
1999 Pete Sampras (USA)
2000 Pete Sampras (USA)

Goran Ivanisevic (CRO)

2002 Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
2003 Roger Federer (SUI)
2004 Roger Federer (SUI)
2005 Roger Federer (SUI)
2006 Roger Federer (SUI)
2007 Roger Federer (SUI)
2008 Rafael Nadal (ESP)
2009 Roger Federer (SUI)
2010 Rafael Nadal (ESP)
2011 Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2012 Roger Federer (SUI)
2013 Andy Murray (GBR)
2014 Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2015 Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2016 Andy Murray (GBR)
2017 Roger Federer (SUI)
2018 Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2019 Novak Djokovic (SRB)