The Wonders Of Wimbledon

You have to love a sports tournament which can send a superstar back to the changing rooms for wearing the wrong coloured shorts. Here's what we love about Wimbledon...
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You have to love a sports tournament which can send a superstar back to the changing rooms for wearing the wrong coloured shorts. Here's what we love about Wimbledon...
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You have to love a sports tournament which can send a superstar back to the changing rooms for wearing the wrong coloured shorts. That’s what happened to tennis star Anna Kournikova when she broke Wimbledon’s rule on wearing ‘predominantly white’ clothing in 2002.

And it’s this slightly batty, schoolma’am approach to modern sport which makes Wimbledon so great. It’s not naggy or officious; it’s just a steady determination to protect those things that keep it special. And that includes playing tennis on grass - not on garish coloured courts that look like they should be in a kid’s TV studio.

It’s a tournament which is as much about celebrating British quirkiness as the tennis itself - the novelty hats, the applause for putting the rain-covers on, the tent dwellers in the queue for centre court. Super. Smashing. Ace.

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