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At Wimbledon

sports Updated: Jun 29, 2007 18:16 IST

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Dress Code

The All England Club requires players to wear "almost entirely white" clothing during matches, a reason why a young Andre Agassi boycotted the tournament in the early 1990s.

Dark green and purple (sometimes also referred to as mauve) are the traditional Wimbledon colours.

Strawberries & Cream

For the spectators, strawberries and cream is the traditional snack at Wimbledon. Approximately 62,000 pounds of strawberries and 1,540 gallons of cream are sold each year during the Championships.

Grounds

Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event played on grass courts.

History

No British man has won the singles event at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, and no British woman since Virginia Wade in 1977.

The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply "Wimbledon", is the oldest major championship in the sport of tennis.

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