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Google Doodle Celebrates 140 Years of the Wimbledon Championships

04 July, 2017, 00:56 | Author: Glenda Knight

The new doodle launched on Monday carries a green background, which is a tribute to the grass courts on which Wimbledon matches are played.

The Met recently revealed it had been working with the All England Lawn Tennis Club throughout the year to draw up a "robust" security plan for the famous tournament. The doodle also features, Rufus, the hawk that keeps pigeons away from the tennis courts.

The letter "L" in Google is for the match umpire.

The championship started in 1877 at the All England Club in Wimbledon, way back when players were using handmade wooden rackets.

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The All England Club had been founded exclusively for the goal of croquet in 1869 on four acres of rented meadowland at Worple Road, Wimbledon but croquet was rapidly overtaken by the new pastime of tennis.

Goran Ivanisevic, former Wimbledon champion says, "I like to see the guys who play the best tennis get to the end, it doesn't matter the names and who is that, that's how it's going to be". Although she had served as patron for 64 years, she has never had a keen passion for tennis and so has visited the Wimbledon tournament just twice in the past 35 years.

The Royal then took her seat in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch Andy Murray take on Alexander Bublik later today.

Wimbledon is the world's oldest tennis tournament and is held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in the South of England.

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