Wimbledon is a symbol of centuries-old traditions, closely linked to the origin of tennis. The most famous tennis tournament in the world this year will go back to the look, with important news that will have to come into balance with the legendary tradition of the tournament.
The sustainable turnaround of the tournament is a source of pride for the All England Club. Farewell to the plastic within which the newly-strung rackets are wrapped. There will also be qualified personnel around the courts to inform the crowd about proper waste disposal.
In addition, the organizers will offer 100% recyclable products, such as water bottles. The new retractable roof on Court No. 1 is certainly the other big news of the 2019 edition of the Championships, which will now have the chance to play indoor on two courts.
It will begin with John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Lleyton Hewitt and Goran Ivanisevic's exhibitions, on May 19th. The matches played under the roof and suspended starting from 11 p.m. will be resumed the following day without the roof.
The will also be an exhibition at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, about the history of the Court No.1 from 1920 to date. After the endless semi-final of last year between Kevin Anderson and John Isner, the regulation will change for the fifth set.
In fact, on the score of 12-12 players will play the super tie-break. The prize money will be even richer for the participants this year. In fact, it will go from 34 million pounds of 2018 to 38 million pounds this season. A significant increase (11.8%), which will involve all the rounds and also the qualifying draw.
The latest news is the qualifying event for women's singles. As with the men's draw, there will be 128 participants, instead of the 96 players, last season. Between tradition and innovation, at Wimbledon we can watch the show, holding a bowl of strawberries with cream.