Wimbledon 2011 is celebrating the 125th year of Lawn Tennis Championship that was hosted by The All England Lawn Tennis Club since 1877, characterised by its green grass, smart white clothing, and the purple and green colors of the Club. The championship has a rich history and tradition proudly carried forward through the centuries to this day.
Apparently, "there were no Championships held between 1915-1918 and 1940-1945 due to the First World War and Second World War."
Among the great legends of the championships, the name that comes to the fore is Bjorn Borg to me as I watched all his games since the time I remember from his era of winning the Singles Championship between 1976-1980. And then, I became a great fan of John McEnroe who took over the seed from Borg in 1981-1984, and also won the Doubles Championship five times. Today, it is Rafael Nadal who is reigning at the top since 2008.
Among the Women Championships, my three favorites were Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf. Of course, they were followed by others like the Williams sisters: Venus Williams and Serena Williams. (2008)
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This year, the Wimbledon championship will begin from 20th June - 3rd July. So, be ready to catch all the action live online and on TV shown by ESPN and BBC. You can follow all the action on BBC TV, HD, Red Button, online and Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live sports extra, and for the first time in 3D.
According to this news report, "The BBC will broadcast the men's and women's singles finals at this year's Wimbledon Championships live in 3D. The free-to-air broadcast will be available to anyone who has access to a 3D TV set and HD Channels." You can watch it live on BBC One and BBC Two Online in BBC HD, which is a latest feature.
You can stay tuned to the BBC official site for more details including live scores online for all the Wimbledon Championship matches being played.
There are just five days left to the start of the Championship. Those of you who are still trying to get tickets to the event can visit the official Wimbledon website for details as to the ticket prices, venue, and online ticket sales. You can get all the latest news, media and live scores online at this site.
The entire event will also be covered in great detail by ESPN network. Follow it on ESPNStar.com and also on http://espn.go.com/tennis/. You will be able to watch the Wimbledon championship matches live online at http://espn.go.com/espn3/index.
Well, hope you are all set to tune in to your favorite channel and cheer for your favorite players this year. The top players this year headed for the Wimbledon 2011 are quite predictably Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer. No surprises there! So yet again...is it going to be Nadal or Federer?
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