5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wimbledon

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Wimbledon is one of the most historic tennis tournaments that takes place every summer in London. Maybe you’re a casual fan of the sport or maybe you’re a diehard fan. Either way, there may be some facts about Wimbledon that you didn’t know…

#1 – Strawberries and cream are an extremely popular snack at Wimbledon.

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#2 – The movie Wimbledon was made in 2004 starring Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany. There’s actually a long list of factual errors in the movie.

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#3 – The tournament has been played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 1877.

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#4 – There is an all-white dress code for the players at Wimbledon. The chair umpire determines if a player’s attire is inappropriate.

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#5 – There’s a hawk named Rufus that protects Wimbledon from pigeons. He has a strict schedule and only works from 5:30-9:30. After all, Westminster Abbey can’t be covered in pigeon poop too.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wimbledon