Wimbledon by the numbers

5 – The number of bombs that hit Centre Court during World War II. It took nine years for the court to be fully restored.

8mm – The regulation height of each blade of grass on every court at Wimbledon

10 – The number of minutes it takes Centre Court’s retractable roof to close

11 hours and five minutes – The longest match in the championship's history ended after 665 minutes when John Isner finally defeated Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 in a match that spanned three days.

40 miles – The total length of strings used on more than 2,000 racquets

148mph – The fastest serve recorded, coming off the racquet of American Taylor Dent in 2010

250 – Ball girls and boys who are paid 150 pounds for their efforts over two weeks

350 – Umpires and linesmen and women.

662 – Matches will take place during the tournament.

775 –  Players take part (including qualifying)

1877 – The year the tournament was first held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

2007 – The year that the winner of the ladies’ singles tournament began to receive the same amount of prize money as the men's champion.

15,000 – Spectator seats at Centre Court

28,000 – Kilograms of strawberries served every year, accompanied by 7,000 liters of cream

32,000 – portions of fish and chips will be ordered on average

54,250 – Balls used over the course of the championship

200,000 – Glasses of Pimms

350,000 – The average number of cups of tea and coffee drunk each year during Wimbledon

1,000,000,000 – Wimbledon will be broadcast to 1 billion people in 200 territories.