Monthly Archives: October 2009

Five cool things we found in the Wimbledon library

1. When Wimbledon was bombed. This was in the official announcements section of the 1946 programme for The Championships: “On the night of Friday, 11th October, 1940, a ‘stick’ of five 500-pound bombs straddled the club grounds. The first bomb demolished the club tool house. The second bomb of the ‘stick’ fell on the roof […]

New tickets for ATP World Tour Finals

New tickets have been released for the end-of-season Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena from November 21. These lower bowl tickets were held off sale for production purposes and are likely to be be snapped up quickly. Click on the link below to purchase the tickets: To purchase your tickets please click […]

Junior and Open Wimbledon champions

“So is Federer a future Wimbledon champion? Probably not unless he learns to vary his tactics. He has been brought up on clay and it showed, his trips to the net being about as frequent as a blue moon. Still if he only becomes the next Ivan Lendl (eight Grand Slams) he will be thanking […]

Wimbledon’s rivalries

The Chris Evert-Martina Navratilova rivalry spanned 80 professional matches from 1973 till 1988, including nine meetings at Wimbledon, the most matches between any two players at The Championships following the abolition of the Challenger round.