Sunday, June 28, 2009

Middle Sunday blues

For your middle Sunday entertainment, here is some Wimbledon memorabilia and miscellany:

Virginia Wade, Joyce Williams and Ann Haydon-Jones show off their 1969 Ted Tinling outfits.

Here are some details about the Venus Rosewater dish.

Only two left-handed women have ever won the Wimbledon championship.

Lawn tennis in the Wimbledon area was originally played at the All England Croquet Club. In order to have more space, a move was made, and the organization's name was changed to All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The new courts were officially opened by King George V, who banged a gong three times as the court covers were removed. As play began in the first match, the rain came.

Finally, here's another look (and listen) at "Evonne," the song tribute to two-time Wimbledon champion Evonne Goolagong. The graceful Goolagong won the title in 1971 and 1980.

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