7 Things you (probably) didn’t know about Wimbledon

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It’s very important we now forget about the World Cup after England crashed out, and focus on something else. Thankfully we can shift our ball focus onto a smaller, more perfectly rounded game. For today is the start of Wimbledon!

Yes, the game of Kings and Queens returns. First started in 1877, the world’s oldest grand slam in Tennis is a terrific example of British history, success, failure and gold pineapples.

The British can fully enjoy this event in confidence, as British Andy Murray won the Wimbledon title last year. True, if Scotland does bugger off from the union that might change, but for now he’s British and we’re all grateful that the UK has won something recently and let’s not talk about the World Cup again. World Cup? What’s that? Exactly.

So here are 7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Wimbledon….

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Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere. This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British actor and author based in North Carolina. He misses England very much indeed, but also loves America too. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.