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// No longer the Wimble Don.

June 17th, 2010

As far as I can remember, the Wimbledon Tennis Championship‘s website had always been a spectacle in its own right. I used to love scaling through its purple and green exterior. This year, the Wimbledon website looks like an empty shopfront, neglecting stock buying due to unstable economic conditions.

Wimbledon Tennis Website 2010

Maybe it does have something to do with the economic climate.

Maybe it’s a cost-cutting measure that’s been implemented to ensure the bank can provide the prize winners with their share of this year’s; £13,725,000 overall kitty. I have no idea whether general ticket sales have increased much over the years but a 9.4% overall increase in prize money (compared to last year), has got to be accumulated from somewhere.

I’ll be making my first trip Wimbledon this year, having been a consistent follower of the tournament on TV. It’s always been something I’ve wanted to do in my lifetime and it’ll be the first live tennis event I’ve seen, outside of the box – ohhh, so close.

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