The 2005 Wimbledon Championships was the 119th edition. It was held at the All England Club between 20 June and 3 July.
Roger Federer successfully defended the men's singles crown defeating Andy Roddick in the final for the second consecutive year. Maria Sharapova was unsuccessful in her 2004 title defence, being defeated in the semi-finals by eventual champion Venus Williams. Williams and Lindsay Davenport played the longest women's final in history, claiming the title and becoming the first woman since Helen Jacobs in 1935 to save a championship point.
Famous quotes containing the word wimbledon:
“New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.”
—Jimmy Connors (b. 1952)