Daily Archives: 17 May, 2009

Roof a re-sound-ing success, say players

On a day which can only be described as a huge success for the All England Club, the new Centre Court roof received a huge vote of confidence from Tim Henman, Kim Clijsters, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf after their exhibition matches.

Rain doesn’t stop play on Centre Court’s big day

First, strangely, the good news: it rained. When could such an event at Wimbledon ever be said to be good news? Answer: on the day the new Centre Court roof was unveiled in front of a capacity crowd and a worldwide television audience.

Clijsters shows she’s ready for full-time return

It may have been billed as a fun event to mark the start of a new chapter for the All England Club, but one of today’s participants says that the Centre Court Celebration could just be the moment that changes her life.

Kisses not misses during Graf and Agassi’s love game

Sometimes, somebody, somewhere has a brilliant idea. It is not recorded whose masterstroke it was to invite Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf to be two of the four players chosen to play the exhibition Centre Court Celebration event under the new roof, but – whoever it was – give that person a gold star.

Classy day of sport and song celebrates Centre Court’s new roof

Like everything that Wimbledon does it was, of course, a class act. The baptising of the Centre Court roof, perfectly organised and professionally presented by “a bunch of amateurs” as the All England Club tend to call themselves, had the lot. Star names to baptise the grass ahead of the 2009 Championships, a full house of […]

Agassi big draw for Centre Court fans

As the clock ticked one minute past midday, eager tennis fans began flocking into the grounds of SW19 for the Centre Court Celebration and there was one name on everybody’s lips – Andre Agassi. The effervescent American’s popularity transcended the generations among the crowd with teenagers and pensioners reeling off his name as the player […]