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 […]

How to get last minute Wimbledon tickets

Wimbledon 2016

The majority of Wimbledon tickets are reserved for the public ballots (read more about Wimbledon ballots here). Don’t worry if you had no luck with the ballot or didn’t take part, you still have a few options left. The Queue A limited number of tickets are available daily for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 […]