Author Archives: Helen Gilbert

Rain halts Wimbledon wild card play-offs

Heavy rain showers have delayed the start of the 2010 Wimbledon wild card play-offs tournament. The three day event, which gives British players the opportunity to compete for a wild card into the qualifying event for The Championships, was due to kick off at 11am at Aorangi Park this morning. However, the unsettled weather means […]

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 […]

Agassi tips Andy Murray for Grand Slam success

Andy Murray has the pedigree to become a multiple Grand Slam winner, according to former Wimbledon champion Andre Agassi. Speaking to the press ahead of Sunday’s Centre Court Celebration event, the American dismissed the notion that the Scot wasn’t ready yet for a Grand Slam victory. “I think he will win multiple Grand Slams. His […]

Agassi, Henman and Clijsters looking forward to Centre Court Celebration

Andre Agassi is excited to be partnering wife Steffi for Sunday’s Centre Court Celebration. The 1992 Wimbledon champion revealed how he and his spouse jumped at the chance to play in the one-off event when they received the call last autumn. “This is an honour to be part of history here… [Wimbledon] meant a lot […]

Centre Court calls Kim out of retirement

Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters has thanked Wimbledon for reigniting her passion to play and enticing her out of retirement. The Belgian, who retired in May 2007, said it was the call from the All England Club to play in Sunday’s Centre Court Celebration that stoked her competitive spirit. “I have to thank Wimbledon […]