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.