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Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2011Wimbledon commences each June, and represents the the third in four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments, along with the Australian Open, French Open and US Open.

Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament still played on grass courts. All the players, even the clay courters, speak reverently of the tradition and “special” atmosphere of SW19.

Played at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon, it is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, having begun in 1877.

Taking place over two weeks in late June and early July, Wimbledon culminates with the gentlemen’s singles final, scheduled for the second Sunday. In addition to being the oldest tennis tournament, Wimbledon is also seen as the most prestigious.

Wimbledon 2013 commences on the 24th of June with the final to be played on Sunday, 7th of July.

Australia is not without hope, however tennis stocks are down, in particular in the mens draw.

Lleyton Hewitt continues to represent Australia’s best hope to take home the Grand Slam, with Bernard Tomic often a contender should he make it past the first round.

Wimbledon 2013 will again capture the interest of Australian tennis fans, who will be hoping for a strong showing deep into the main draw from our best players.