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  Wimbledon - Rotten Tomatoes
Viewing Wimbledon is like playing tennis with a ball made of bubblegum.
Wimbledon is a very pretty movie, with two personable and good-
The real draw [in Wimbledon] is seeing Paul Bettany fill the romantic comedy shoes that Hugh Grant has long grown out of.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/wimbledon   (728 words)

  Wimbledon, London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wimbledon is a suburb of London, part of the London Borough of Merton seven miles (11.3 km), southwest of London's centre at Charing Cross.
Wimbledon Football Club won the FA Cup in May 1988 prompting great celebrations in the streets of the town as the team appeared on the balcony of the Town Hall.
Wimbledon had played their home games outside Wimbledon after the closure of their Plough Lane ground in 1991, and, as a final indignity for the club's fans, in September 2003 the club moved to Milton Keynes, about 70 miles north.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wimbledon,_London   (1118 words)

 The Championships, Wimbledon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wimbledon usually lasts for two weeks; the main events span both weeks, but the junior and invitational events are for the most part held during the second week.
The nineteen courts used for Wimbledon are all composed purely of rye grass.
Due to possibility of rain during Wimbledon, a retractable roof is planned for the court; it is expected to be completed in 2009.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wimbledon_Championships   (1963 words)

 Wimbledon Championships - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis.
Wimbledon, held in June/July, is the third Grand Slam tournament played each year, preceded by the Australian Open and French Open, and followed by the US Open.
Wimbledon and the French Open both have higher prize money for male champions than for female ones; the US Open and Australian Open pay equal amounts.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /wimbledon_championships.htm   (639 words)

 MSN Encarta - Wimbledon (tennis)
Wimbledon (tennis), annual tennis tournament held in the district of Wimbledon, in the London borough of Merton.
Tennis was invented in England, and Wimbledon is the oldest of the four grand slams and perhaps the most prestigious to win.
Wimbledon was cancelled from 1940 to 1945 because of World War II, and Centre Court was damaged by a German bomb in 1940.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701509024/Wimbledon_(tennis).html   (341 words)

 Wimbledon championships Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Lawn Tennis Championships is an annual lawn tennis tournament held in Wimbledon, a suburb of London, England.
Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis and is the third tournament of the Grand Slam in tennis.
The traditions of Wimbledon, such as the rule that the players must wear predominantly white, referring to players as "Mr", "Mrs" and "Miss", and serving the public strawberries and cream, give it extra flavour.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/w/wi/wimbledon_championships.html   (430 words)

 Wimbledon History
The village of Wimbledon is not mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, and it was not until the 16th Century that the merits of Wimbledon were recognised by Thomas Cecil, later the Earl of Exeter.
Wimbledon Common had been the scene of many duels, and from 1860 it was the venue for the National Rifle Association's annual camp and meeting.
The population of Wimbledon has grown exponentially from 1 591 at the turn of the 19th Century to the present level of 48 000.
www.londontouristflats.com /history.html   (494 words)

 BBC SPORT | Special Events | Wimbledon 2001
Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic says a line-judge made him go "a little crazy" but his behaviour is unlikely to be punished.
Wimbledon will always have its critics but few can argue that the 2001 championships was one of the best in recent memory.
Wimbledon champion Venus Williams admits that an improvement in attitude helped her overcome Justine Henin in the final.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport/hi/english/in_depth/2001/wimbledon_2001/default.stm   (982 words)

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The world's premier tennis centre and home to the eponymous international tennis tournament since 1877, Wimbledon is one of the UK's greatest sporting venues.
Over the last decade, Wimbledon has unveiled a new No 1 court as well as improved, state-of-the-art facilities for players, officials and media alike.
The feature film, Wimbledon, shot partly during the 2003 Championships, is set for release in 2004.
www.london2012.org /en/bid/venues/venuelist/Wimbledon.htm   (196 words)

Wimbledon Village Fair, Southside Common, Wimbledon, London, SW19.
The Wimbledon Village Fair is a large charity fund-raising event organised by The Wimbledon Guild that takes place just before the tennis championships begin each year – this year on Saturday 23rd June, on Wimbledon Common Southside, open from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Choose Wimbledon for your holiday and stay in one of London's most attractive and safe suburbs with quality and affordable accommodation, yet so close to the centre of London....
www.wimbledonvisitor.com   (793 words)

 Where is Wimbledon?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Wimbledon is situated in southwest London, approximately 6 miles (10 km) from central London.
Wimbledon Main Station is also the terminus for the Underground District Line (or Tube), and Tramlink, linking Wimbledon to southeast London.
Wimbledon town centre, and the surrounding areas, are home to numerous leisure and service outlets including high street and designer’s shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, cinemas, theatres, sports and health clubs, swimming baths, libraries and public services.
www.wimbledon.ac.uk /low/location/location.html   (245 words)

 TheFA.com - Classic Cup Finals: 1988
Outsiders at 33-1 before the third round in January, Wimbledon turned the form book upside down to beat Liverpool, recently crowned League champions and one of the hottest favourites for years, in the 107th Challenge Cup Final before a shirt-sleeved 98,000 crowd in the stadium and about 250 million television viewers worldwide.
Wimbledon had lived dangerously at times but their luck looked to have run out in the 61st minute, when referee Hill pointed dramatically to the spot after John Aldridge had gone down as Goodyear came sliding in to deny the Liverpool striker a shooting opportunity.
Wimbledon might have snatched a second goal just before the interval, but Terry Gibson's left-foot shot from a difficult angle cleared the bar after the leaping Grobbelaar had allowed the ball to drop behind him.
www.thefa.com /TheFACup/TheFACup/History/Postings/2003/11/48793.htm   (508 words)

 'Mr. 3000,' 'Wimbledon': Sporting Second Chances (washingtonpost.com)
"Wimbledon" is directed by Richard Loncraine ("Richard III," "Brimstone and Treacle"), who uses all sorts of fizzy edits and whizzing digital effects to approximate what it must be like in center court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
The visuals get a little vertiginous at times, but on the whole, "Wimbledon" gets the tennis right (Dunst and Bettany trained for four months with former champion Pat Cash, and their moves are surprisingly authentic, down to every serve-grunt).
It's impossible to believe her as the ruthless player and voracious man-eater Lizzie is supposed to be; part of the attraction in "Wimbledon" should be the push-pull between the unapologetically ambitious American and the congenitally restrained English gentleman.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A27602-2004Sep16.html   (989 words)

 2005 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Facts | Fashion | History | Lawn Tennis | Winners | Champions | History | Maria ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The top two seeds in the men's singles at Wimbledon are 2004 Champion Roger Federer and American, Andy Roddick.
She was once mistaken for a garden gnome and used to decorate the colorful flower gardens around Wimbledon's tennis courts.
Wimbledon is the only major tennis tournament still played on grass.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p1022.htm   (286 words)

 Wimbledon Tennis 2005
Wimbledon is home to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club who organise the world famous Wimbledon tennis tournament held in the last week of June and first week of July.
A nice thing about the championship tournament at Wimbledon is that it's one of the few major sporting events for which the average fan (neither rich nor well-connected) stands a decent chance of gaining entry.
The Wimbledon championship tournament is staged annually by The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
www.wimbledonvisitor.com /tennis.html   (1568 words)

 Amazon.com: movie info: Wimbledon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
For tennis fans, the most interesting aspect may be the element of reality added by the inclusion in the cast of John McEnroe, Chris Evert and Mary Carillo as the match announcers and color commentators.
Their presence certainly adds authenticity to the Wimbledon tournament as the movie's centerpiece, and McEnroe's pointed commentary was totally in keeping with his personality.
"Wimbledon" is a charming love-conquers-all romantic comedy set in the highly competitive world of professional tennis.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005JN40?v=glance   (2269 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Wimbledon
Wimbledon (PG-13): Paul Bettany as tennis player near end of his career and Kirsten Dunst as ambitious American player fall in love during Wimbledon tourney in romantic comedy that triumphs over its cliches with witty script, lively lens, well-played points, fine turn by Bettany.
Wimbledon': Well-placed love story Love is a many-faceted, if not splendored, thing in the romantic comedy set on the tennis courts of Wimbledon.
Wimbledon also often lacks the energy that is expected of movies in the theaters of today.
movies.surfwax.com /files/Wimbledon.html   (4313 words)

 Wimbledon (2004): Reviews
Wimbledon may have its faults, but it's the sort of upbeat fantasy that's tough to resist.
Although Wimbledon is a much more conventional film, it still has cleverer-than-average dialogue and sharply drawn subsidiary characters.
Wimbledon is blander and far less worth rooting for.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/wimbledon   (1284 words)

 Wimbledon - The Official Website of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships, Wimbledon
The All England Club confirmed today that the 2007 Wimbledon Championships will be deploying Hawk-Eye as electronic line calling technology on Centre and No. 1 Courts.
The All England Club have risked the wrath of defending Wimbledon champion and world number one Roger Federer by announcing the use of Hawk-Eye at this year's championships.
Wimbledon LIVE is the official online video subscription service for Wimbledon.
www.wimbledon.org /en_GB/index.html   (180 words)

 CNNSI.com - 2002 Wimbledon - Sampras, Agassi, Safin sent packing with upsets - Thursday June 27, 2002 03:37 AM
The two biggest American names in men's tennis lost in the second round at Wimbledon in stunning upsets Wednesday.
Sampras lost in the second round at Wimbledon in 1991.
But Sampras hasn't won a tournament since Wimbledon in 2000 and came into the tournament with his lowest seeding (six) in 11 years.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /tennis/2002/wimbledon/news/2002/06/26/wimbledon_wednesday_ap   (1630 words)

 HickokSports.com - History - Tennis - Wimbledon Men's Champions
In 1875, the All England Croquet Club was suffering a decline in membership, and therefore in revenue, because of the popularity of a new sport called lawn tennis.
However, play at Wimbledon resumed in 1946 and the great tennis complex was completely restored by 1949.
A number of former Wimbledon champions who had become professionals took part in the tournament, and the event was so successful that the Lawn Tennis Association (of Great Britain) decided to open the championships in 1968, with the approval of the ILTF.
www.hickoksports.com /history/wimbmen.shtml   (512 words)

 Wimbledon Tickets - AELTC Tennis - London England
We specialize in providing premium tickets for Wimbledon tennis and have tickets to every Round of the tournament.
We are not the official box office for the Wimbledon.
We are in no way affiliated with the Wimbledon, Arthur Ashe Stadium or their box office.
www.aaatennistickets.com /wimbledon_tennis_tickets.htm   (286 words)

 Idruna Software - Pocket Phojo
AFP, the world's oldest established news agency, and PA News, the UK leader in sports and news information, both used multiple Pocket PC systems running the Phojo software to transmit a total of 230-280 photos per day from the courts, every day for two weeks.
"Wimbledon was also forthcoming this year with WiFi from Centre and No.1 and hotspots on the outer courts, so we had no need for runners.
Of the 150-200 pictures from Wimbledon sent daily on PA's picture wire service about 30 were captioned, cropped and delivered using Pocket Phojo on the iPaqs.
www.idruna.com /pocketphojo_wimbledon2004.html   (507 words)

 Wimbledon CC - Play-Cricket - Home Page
Established in 1854 on Wimbledon Common and now opposite the All England Lawn Tennis Club, we have built a thriving Sports facility.
Wimbledon Cricket Club is one of the founding members of the Active Surrey Clubmark through the Surrey Cricket Board and the Surrey Sports Partnership.
Wimbledon are the ONLY club to have achieved a Championship Treble.
wimbledon.play-cricket.com /home/home.asp   (206 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Wimbledon
"Wimbledon" is a well-behaved movie about nice people who have good things happen to them.
He gets a wild card berth at Wimbledon and vows that, win or lose, he'll retire from the pro circuit after this tournament.
And so she is, in a movie where the lovers keep late hours for finalists at Wimbledon.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040917/REVIEWS/409170304/1023   (743 words)

With Universal’s release of Wimbledon we get a little glimpse at the drive, tension and politics that are involved in playing in such an important tournament.
When he manages a wild card into Wimbledon he hopes that this will be his way to go out on top.
The first is a look at the Wimbledon tournament which uses interviews of cast, crew and actual tennis players to show what goes into making it to this point in tennis fame.
www.hometheaterinfo.com /wimbledon.htm   (1121 words)

 The Seattle Times: Movies: Despite talented team, "Wimbledon" is no love match
We're supposed to see his soul through his love affair with Lizzie, and their relationship is supposed to be the driving force behind Peter's readiness for victory and life.
But "Wimbledon's" romance is haphazard, poorly realized and bereft of nuance.
"Wimbledon" is certainly pleasant, and cinematography by Darius Khondji ("The Panic Room") can make one love London the way Woody Allen can make one love New York.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/movies/2002037463_wimbledon17.html   (460 words)

 'Wimbledon' Makes Its Cliched Point (washingtonpost.com)
That's its ability (thanks to a little thing called "acting" and to some clever shooting and editing by director Richard Loncraine) to make visible what is normally invisible: the psychological game that goes on inside the head of the world-class athlete.
But when the game is played at such a high level, it almost makes the fact that you already know the final score irrelevant.
WIMBLEDON (PG-13, 100 minutes) -- Contains obscenity, sexual content and a couple of smacks to the face.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A26099-2004Sep16.html   (492 words)

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