News Draws More Than One Million Unique Users for Wimbledon

July 7, 2009

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 7, 2009 – They may play on the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon in “classic tennis whites,” but when fans want the news, they turn to the Internet. For the second consecutive Grand Slam tournament,, the world’s leading tennis website, attracted more than one million unique visitors and over 11 million page views.’s increased traffic during the Wimbledon fortnight represented a 34% increase in page impressions and 25% increase in unique visitors from last year. The 2009 French Open, which is one day longer than Wimbledon, garnered a record 1.1 million unique visitors to this year.

The same growth was evident during the classic final between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick. The match attracted 104,022 unique users and 994,250 page views. Last year’s showdown between Federer and Rafael Nadal recorded 83,234 unique users and 643,171 page views.

“The extraordinary growth of is something we’re very proud of, and a testament to the quality and quantity of our reporting,” said James Martin, Editor of “Amid our competitors, we’re the first to post on breaking news and big match results. Tennis fans know that if they want to stay on top of the game, is the best place to go.”

Here are just a few examples of delivering breaking news from Wimbledon first.

“From our in-depth blogs and viewpoints to our instruction, gear, and fitness coverage, is one-stop shopping for the tennis enthusiast. Our message board community has grown by leaps and bounds, a reflection of the passion of our fans. And you can follow us through Twitter and Facebook,” explained Martin. “All in all, we offer an unsurpassed tennis experience.”

About Miller Publishing Group: MPG publishes TENNIS Magazine and SMASH Magazine. TENNIS, published 10 times annually, is the world’s largest tennis title, with a circulation of more than 600,000. MPG also owns, the world’s leading tennis website, plus and the blog Peter Bodo’s TennisWorld (