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2011 Australian Open

For Novak Djokovic, his Australian Open triumph could be the start of a new era; for Kim Clijsters, her victory could be the beginning of the end. As Djokovic hugged the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup for the second time in his career, he felt like a new man. He had not so much beaten Andy […]

Wimbledon 2010: at a glance

Key facts about the 2010 Wimbledon Championships at a glance. Dates: June 21 – July 4, 2010. Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Surface: Grass. Official ball: Slazenger (since 1902). Host broadcaster: The BBC. KEY FIGURES Patron: Her Majesty The Queen. President: HRH The Duke of Kent. Tournament director: Ian Ritchie. […]

Roger and Rafa: normal service resumes

After a 12-month hiatus, Sunday’s Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open final saw the eagerly anticipated resumption of Roger Federer’s rivalry with Rafael Nadal. Nadal and Federer have spend their on-court lives trying to knock lumps out of each other and yet, when the dust has settled, they form a remarkable double act. Respectful and amicable, they […]

The London Tennis Show

On Friday 30th April, the London Tennis Show opens its doors for three days, welcoming visitors to an exciting and new event featuring exhibitors providing products and services to players of all standards and clubs. All club members pre-registering at http://www.londontennisshow.com before April 17 will receive free entry to the show, which is organised by the Golf […]

Visiting Wimbledon for the first time

Stephen Fry, a Wimbledon lover himself, once said that when you visited New York for the first time it was exactly what you were expecting but this wasn’t a disappointment. He meant that every wonderful thing you had ever seen and imagined about New York – the sky scrapers, the yellow taxis, the mass of […]

2010 Australian Open

The names engraved on the honour’s board after the 2010 Australian Open may be familiar but the eventual winners aside, the year’s first Grand Slam suggested a changing of the guard may soon be upon us.

The HSBC Road to Wimbledon Finals are on this week

The best young British tennis talent will be on show this week when the winners of the 2009 HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 and under Challenge are decided at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). Thousands of junior players entered the HSBC Road to Wimbledon this year and now the 128 best players, […]

Blogs at www.wimbledon.org

We will posting our blogs at 2009.wimbledon.org during the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, 22 June – 5 July.

Doing the grunt work

Martina Navratilova was presented with the ITF’s Philippe Chatrier Award last night at the world champions’ dinner in Paris and she used her acceptance speech to launch a verbal volley at the grunters in women’s tennis. “Roger Federer doesn’t make a noise when he hits the ball – go and listen,” Navratilova said. “The grunting […]