WIM­BLE­DON DIARY

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Wimbledon - By Tom Mor­gan

No room for foot­ball fever

Richard Lewis, the All Eng­land Club chief ex­ec­u­tive, said he was obliged to re­main “con­sis­tent” with pol­icy by keep­ing SW19 a foot­ball-free zone – so, unlike at Glas­ton­bury, the Eng­land Women’s World Cup match will not be shown tonight on any of the big screens.

Djokovic misses ‘Miss’

It’s a game, set and match de­feat for um­pires calling women play­ers “Miss” or “Mrs”. For the first time, only play­ers’ sur­names were called out, like they have done for years in the men’s game. No­vak Djokovic said: “I don’t know, to be hon­est, how I feel about it. I thought that tra­di­tion was very unique and very spe­cial. I thought it was nice.”

The new pin­stripe look

View­ers watch­ing footage of No 1 Court were puz­zled by an ap­par­ent new look for the grass courts: faint pin­stripes to ac­com­pany the nor­mal thick dark and light green turf. The All Eng­land Club later in­sisted nor­mal ser­vice would soon be re­sumed when the sur­face had been re-rolled.

Day­light rob­bery fears

Work­ers are be­ing warned to keep their ac­cred­i­ta­tion lan­yards hid­den, amid fears that thieves may tar­get them. Seems a bit OTT for the not-so-mean streets of Wim­ble­don.

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