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Category: Wimbledon

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Rod Laver climbed tennis’s sporting Everest twice, without asterisks

Winning all four majors in a single year, and doing so twice, is a wondrous feat worthy of the verdict: ‘The best of the best’ Rod Laver recognises the apples/oranges element inherent in comparing records across eras, but the player acknowledged as the…

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Boris Becker wins Wimbledon – archive, 8 July 1985

8 July 1985 Wimbledon produces its youngest, and first unseeded, men’s champion It was impossible not to be touched by the jubilation of the youngest Wimbledon champion. Boris Becker kissed the golden trophy, stood it on his head and caressed it as if …

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Wimbledon finally embraced Martina Navratilova during her last hurrah | Tumaini Carayol

Steffi Graf was dominant and Monica Seles was emerging, but in 1990 SW19’s greatest champion won the final grand slam of her illustrious singles career and the hearts of the crowdAs the 1989 season rounded into May, the best female players in the world…

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The greatest: Chris Evert – the all-American revolutionary who helped shape modern tennis | Tumaini Carayol

The ‘Cinderella in Sneakers’ battled with Martina Navratilova, endorsed everything from Rolex to cheese and helped drive the 1970s US tennis boomWho’s your choice? Have your say below the lineThe 1971 US Open was the first time the world glimpsed the p…

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Wimbledon 1960: last year of the old regime – archive, 30 June 1960

30 June 1960 The professionals are knocking on the gates. Next year, instead of glory first and hard cash later, there will probably be prize-money on the nail for the winnersFrom now on, almost certainly, Wimbledon will never be the same again. There …

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Who is the greatest female tennis player of the last 50 years?

With no Wimbledon to entertain us, let’s reminisce about the great players we have enjoyed watching in years gone byThere will be no Wimbledon this year, but we can still have a good debate about tennis. Who, in your view, is the greatest female player…

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The greatest: Steffi Graf – power and perfect timing personified | Katy Murrells

In the first of a series on the best tennis players of the past 50 years, we look back at the German who became the sport’s only ‘golden slam’ winner• Who’s your choice? Have your say below the lineThe forehand. It had to be the forehand. With Steffi G…

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British tennis will survive losses caused by Wimbledon cancellation, says CEO

All England Club will take several months to recoup lossesSally Bolton hopes to learn from US and French Opens this yearIt will take Wimbledon several months to recoup losses from the cancelled championships – which were due to begin on Monday – accord…

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Zina Garrison: ‘Even when I was world No 4 I still had no clothing deal’

Thirty years on from her memorable run to the Wimbledon final, the Texan recalls the struggles of being a black player in the 80s ‘Sometimes tennis players have a thing where they cannot hit a ball over the net or nothing’s right and you’re just out of…

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Wimbledon changing of the guard a chance to speed up diversity drive

Sally Bolton, the All England Club’s first female CEO, along with its new chairman, have real opportunity to make game more accessible to everyoneSally Bolton is one of a small but growing number of influential women at the highest levels of internatio…

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New Wimbledon chief follows path of pioneer Norah Gordon Cleather

Sally Bolton is becoming the All England Club’s first female chief executive, but it was a woman who guided Wimbledon through the second world war, before being unfairly sidelinedNorah Gordon Cleather would have caused a stir entering any room in any e…

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New Wimbledon chief follows path of pioneer Norah Gordon Cleather

Sally Bolton is becoming the All England Club’s first female chief executive, but it was a woman who guided Wimbledon through the second world war, before being unfairly sidelinedNorah Gordon Cleather would have caused a stir entering any room in any e…

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‘Arthur Ashe was so much more than a great tennis player’

A new film about the only black man to win Wimbledon by Indian film-maker Ashok Amritraj tells the story of his civil activismHe was a professional tennis player, who represented India – the country of his birth – at Wimbledon and the US Open, before b…

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‘Arthur Ashe was so much more than a great tennis player’

A new film about the only black man to win Wimbledon by Indian film-maker Ashok Amritraj tells the story of his civil activismHe was a professional tennis player, who represented India – the country of his birth – at Wimbledon and the US Open, before b…

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The Guardian view on the sporting life: games in a time of coronavirus | Editorial

Can the UK’s favourite sports answer the questions posed by Covid-19? The restarting of the Premier League will offer some clues“There can be no summer in this land without cricket,” wrote Neville Cardus, the long-time Guardian cricket – and indeed cla…

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Sports quiz: how much do you know about Wimbledon?

Test your knowledge of balls, insurance policies and a golf clubWho won the men’s and women’s singles at Wimbledon last year?Roger Federer and Serena Williams Novak Djokovic and Simona HalepRafa Nadal and Petra Kvitova Dominic Thiem and Angelique Kerbe…

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Lawn Tennis Association announces profit thanks to Wimbledon success

LTA posts £8.7m profit in 2019 after three years of lossesWimbledon made a surplus of more than £50m last yearFor the first time in Wimbledon history, the championships’ annual payments to the Lawn Tennis Association has scaled £50m as the LTA announce…

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BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis

Schedule to feature London 2012 opening ceremony and Euro 96Pundits pick top Premier League games for Match of their DayCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to he…

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BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis

Schedule to feature London 2012 opening ceremony and Euro 96Pundits pick top Premier League games for Match of their DayCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to he…

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Wimbledon chief says tennis may not return until 2021 due to coronavirus

‘It’s not unrealistic to say there may be no more tennis this year’ Hope remains that US Open will still go ahead in August Richard Lewis, the outgoing chief executive of Wimbledon, hopes tennis can be “off and running again” by August, when the US Ope…