Monday

Wimbledon



The Gentlemen's Singles champion receives a silver gilt cup. The trophy has been awarded since 1887 and bears the inscription: "The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World." The Ladies' Singles champion receives a sterling silver salver commonly known as the "Venus Rosewater Dish", or simply the "Rosewater Dish". The salver is decorated with figures from mythology. The winners of the Gentlemen's Doubles, Ladies' Doubles, and Mixed Doubles events receive silver cups. The runner-up in each event receives an inscribed silver plate. The trophies are usually presented by the President of the All England Club, The Duke of Kent, and by his wife, the Duchess of Kent.

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"God save the Queen" national anthem, with karaoke :)

Centre Court

Court No.1


Wimbledon movie

Tonight on Italian tv, "Wimbledon" movie (song: "Wonderwall", Oasis), with Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst.

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Wimbledon movie with "Every little thing she does is magic" song by Police (Sting)

Sunday

Maria Sharapova

video: Maria Sharapova in Wimbledon




Wimbledon history


BBC TV ad 2007 for Wimbledon coverage featuring Andy Murray, Fred Perry, Billie-Jean King, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova and Roger Federer.


Fred Perry (1909-1995)

The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest major championship in the sport of tennis.
Held every June and July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England, the tournament is the third Grand Slam event played each year, preceded by the Australian Open and the French Open, and followed by the U.S. Open. The tournament lasts for two weeks, subject to the extensions for rain, and is the only Grand Slam event currently played on a grass surface (although that surface is played on in other tournaments as well, such as Queens, Halle, Rosmalen and Nottingham).
Separate tournaments are simultaneously held, all at the same venue, for Gentlemen's Singles, Ladies' Singles, Gentlemen's Doubles, Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Youth tournaments — Boys' Singles, Girls' Singles, Boys' Doubles and Girls' Doubles — are also held. Additionally, special invitational tournaments are held: the 35 and over Gentlemen's Doubles, 45 and over Gentlemen's Doubles, 35 and over Ladies' Doubles and wheelchair doubles.

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