Sharapova’s white tuxedo top stuns Wimbledon

June 25, 2008

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sharapova1.jpgFirst came Serena’s raincoat and Roger’s cardigan. But it was Maria Sharapova’s white tuxedo and shorts that upped the fashion stakes at the world’s most famous tournament. The 21-year-old Russian said she wanted to do something classy for Wimbledon so she decided to step up a gear in the tennis fashion parade when appearing on court for the first time in 2008.

A more civilised way to queue at Wimbledon

June 24, 2008

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queue11.jpgAt few other world sporting events do so many queue for so long.

Wimbledon , by dint of its allowing fans to just turn up on the day without booking, has always attracted vast numbers of the ticketless, either casual, after-work visitors or the more diehard types who come armed with tent and supplies to see the likes of Roger Federer, Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova compete.

Time to get off the grass at Wimbledon?

June 23, 2008

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wimbledon.jpgImmaculate as the lawns of the All England club may be, their continuing use as a surface for playing tennis is a matter of growing debate.