Wimbledon 1987 SF: Cash defeats Connors

Pat Cash, Wimbledon 1987

Extract from Pat Cash’s autobiography Uncovered: To my mind I wasn’t just taking on Jimmy Connors, I would also have the crowd against me. He knew every trick to get them on his side, and he would be doing everything possible to break my focus. It didn’t matter that he was nearly thirty-five years of […]

Wimbledon 1979: Passing on the record

Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King, Wimbledon 1979

Extract from Tennis’s strangest matches by Peter Seddon: Saturday 7 July 1979 is a date that still sits proudly in the record books for the legendary Californian Billie Jean King, for it was the day she clinched her twentieth Wimbledon title, a feat which even the most recent legend of the ladies’ game, Martina Navratilova, […]

Wimbledon 1978: Borg defeats Connors

Extract from Inside tennis – a season on the pro tour by Peter Bodo and June Harrison: Jimmy Connors just wasn’t there. For once in his life, the eagerness of his mind did not reach his arms and legs. On a clear, fine day, he let Borg walk right by him, into the pantheon of […]

1978: Martina Navratilova first Wimbledon title

Martina Navratilova, WImbledon 1978

Extract from Inside tennis – a season on the pro tour by Peter Bodo and June Harrison: On Friday, the morning of the women’s final between Navratilova and Evert, the air is cool and crisp; the packed galleries of the Centre Court hum with anticipation. The women exchange breaks to start the match, then play […]

Wimbledon 1978 in pictures

Wimbledon 1978

Extract from Inside tennis – a season on the pro tour by Peter Bodo and June Harrison: The sign on the railroad platform reads Southfields – alight here for Wimbledon tennis. Upstairs, newspaper vendors crowd the sidewalk, each wearing a sandwich board advertising one exclusive or another pertaining to the chances of “Our Ginny”, “Stormy […]

Wimbledon Queue 101

Wimbledon queue

Is the Queue the only way to buy Wimbledon tickets? No. There are a few more options: four ways to get tickets: ballots, Ticketmaster, hospitality packages and debenture tickets. Read more here: How to get Wimbledon tickets, How to get last minute Wimbledon tickets. Where is The Queue? The easiest way to get to Wimbledon […]