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Over the last ten days, when not being infatuated with the awesome jackpots up for grabs, we’ve been immersing ourselves in some of the great moments of Wimbledon. Part of what makes Wimbledon so special is the long-standing traditions that have developed over the years. Let’s take a look at some of these.
King George VI in his tennis prime...
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Interesting Facts about Wimbledon
Here are 5 interesting facts about Wimbledon.
- The first Wimbledon tennis tournament took place in 1877. Originally the tennis tournament was held to raise funds for the main sport held at the Wimbledon All-England Club grounds, Croquet.
- King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II, is the only member of the Royal family to have taken part in the tournament. He took to the grass in the 1926 men’s doubles tournament back when he was still known as the Duke of York. Just in case you were wondering, the King and his partner, Sir Louis Greig, were soundly beaten!
- Until 1922 defending champions were automatically awarded spots in the finals. Nowadays of course, defending champions are required to slog away and win a total of 7 games before reaching the finals.
- Chris Evert Lloyd’s victory in 1981 was the last time a married woman won the women's singles championship.
- Although it’s one of the most famous sporting events in Britain there has not been a British champion in over 77 years (what a pity British tennis players do not have as much luck as British Euromillions players).
We could have gone on forever but space allowed for only 5. Remember, the answer to question number four is included somewhere in the above. Check your inbox for the question and then go to the Answer page to submit your answer.
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