Monthly Archives: April 2009

Wimbledon fashion flashback No.1

“All the players in the locker room are like ‘Oh my God, Beth, what are you wearing today?’ was how Bethanie Mattek described the reaction to this outfit she wore in 2006 when she played Venus Williams. And you know what? The players were right.

My most embarrassing Wimbledon moment

  Tradition dictates that the defending men’s singles champion plays the first game on Centre Court at the following year’s Championship. It’s meant to be a procession, a final chance for the champion to bathe in the acclaim before the title is up for grabs again.

Win tickets to A Centre Court Celebration

Fans who were unlucky to miss out on tickets to A Centre Court Celebration are getting a second chance to be there through the online Wimbledon shop. Tickets for Wimbledon’s Centre Court Celebration, where tennis legends Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters will play the first tennis under the new roof, sold […]

Who won Wimbledon the easiest?

Which male player in the past 10 years had the most difficult path to Wimbledon victory? And conversely, who had it easiest?

The problem with being a 13-time Grand Slam winner

Bjorn Borg, like Federer, lost his sixth Wimbledon final and never made a final again, losing his passion for the game and retiring.

Kim Clijster’s comeback

“I am curious to see if life on tour with a family is possible. I think it is possible. I think I can make it as good for my daughter as it is for me. I think I can be successful.”

Inside the ball boy training camp

Every year in its Wimbledon montage, the BBC has a slow motion shot of the ‘ball change’ where the ball boy/girl opens a new can of tennis balls, upturns it, then pours the three balls onto the court and rolls them to another member of the team. It’s a simple yet beautiful movement, part of […]

The new roof on Centre Court

Roofs aren’t things you think about very often. They do their job largely unnoticed and if they do their job properly you don’t even know they are there. Today I have spent a lot of time thinking about roofs, particularly the one over the four walls of Centre Court.

The other fifty weeks

What happens at Wimbledon when there’s no tennis? It’s a question I’m often asked. Wimbledon only lasts for two weeks during the summer but we’re here all year round. The day after the men’s final we’re back working towards the next year’s tournament. This is a blog that will give you an insight into the […]