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Wimbledon Trophy is the cup that is presented to the winner of the Wimbledon Championship, in various categories. Find out more about Wimbledon Championship Trophy here, in this article.

Wimbledon Trophy

Wimbledon is the oldest professional tennis tournament of the world. The Wimbledon Cup is the crown in a Wimbledon Championship. While the Men (Gentlemen) win a "cup", the Women (Ladies) win a "dish". Subsequently, the Wimbledon Cup is displayed at the All England Club Museum for months after the Championship.

The Wimbledon began as an event only for the Gentlemen in the year 1877. It was only in 1884 that the Ladies singles and Men's doubles event began. In this article, we will tell you more about the various trophies in the Wimbledon Championship. If you wanted to know the details about the various Wimbledon trophies, then read on.

Wimbledon Trophy for the Gentlemen's Singles Championship
The trophy for the Gentlemen is a silver gilt cup and cover which is presented by the All England Club. The words "The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Championship of the World" are inscribed in it. The cup is 18½ inches in size and has a diameter of 7½ inches. It has a couple of handles on each side and a raised foot as well. The head of the Cup is made with a pineapple on top of it and is covered with a helmet that is present under each of the handle. The bowl of the cup is decorated beautifully with borders and floral work and oval style moldings. However, since the year 1949, all the Wimbledon champions have received a miniature replica of the Wimbledon trophy which stands about 8½ inches tall.

Wimbledon Trophy for the Ladies' Singles Championship
The trophy for the Ladies Single Championship is a silver tray, which is also known as 'Rosewater Dish' or 'Venus Rosewater Dish', which was won for the first time in the year 1886. The tray of the trophy is made of silver that is partly gilded and is 18½ inches in diameter. In the centre of the trophy, there is a beautiful design that is surrounded by four reserves that are spread out to the rim of the trophy. The rest of the tray is designed with gilt renaissance patterns and motifs.

The main theme of the trophy is mythological. The figure which is there at the centre of the trophy is that of Temperance, seated on a chest with a lamp that is shown in her right hand while her left hand carries a jug. There are various other attributes which surround her, like a sickle, fork and caduceus. The four reserves on the side of the dish contain the figures of classical Gods, together with these elements surrounding them. The rim of the tray shows Minerva controlling the seven literal arts; namely, Astrology, Geometry, Arithmetic, Music, Rhetoric, Dialectic and Grammar. Just like with the Men's Trophy, since 1949, all the champions have received a miniature replica of the trophy which is 8 inches in diameter.

Wimbledon Trophy for the Gentlemen's Doubles Championship
The Wimbledon Gentlemen's Double Championship trophy is a silver cup which is given to the Gentlemen Pair who win the Doubles Championship. The first doubles game was played in 1879 and was sponsored by the Oxford University, who presented the cup to the All England Club in the year 1884. The Doubles game was played at Oxford University from 1879-1883 but then it was moved to Wimbledon in the year 1884.

Wimbledon Trophy for the Ladies' Doubles Championship
The Wimbledon Trophy for the Ladies' Doubles Championship is a silver cup and it is also known as 'The Duchess of Kent Challenge Cup', which was presented to the club in the year 1949 by the Princess of Marina who was the President of the All England Club.

Wimbledon Trophy for the Mixed Doubles Championship
The silver colored Wimbledon Trophy and cover for the Mixed Doubles Championship is presented to the pair of mixed doubles (man and woman) who wins the Championship. It was presented to the All England Club by the family of the late S.H. Smith, who won the doubles title back in the year 1902 and again in 1906, partnering with late F.L. Riley.