No. 2 Court (Wimbledon)

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No. 2 Court
Wimbledon Court 2.jpg
No. 2 Court during the 2011 Wimbledon Championships
Location All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Wimbledon, London, SW19
Coordinates 51°25′56″N 0°12′47″W / 51.43222°N 0.21306°W / 51.43222; -0.21306Coordinates: 51°25′56″N 0°12′47″W / 51.43222°N 0.21306°W / 51.43222; -0.21306
Public transit London Underground Southfields
Owner AELTC
Capacity 4,000
Surface grass
Opened 2009
Tenants
Wimbledon Championships

No. 2 Court is a tennis court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. Unlike the other three Grand Slam events, Wimbledon does not name its main courts after famous players, choosing instead to use numbers, with the exception of Centre Court.

Old No. 2 Court[edit]

Old No. 2 Court during the 1991 Wimbledon Championships

The original number 2 Court had a capacity of 2,192 + 770 standing and was informally referred to as the Graveyard of Champions until it was renumbered as the No. 3 Court from the 2009 Championships.[1] The Court itself was then demolished to make way for a new No. 3 court and new Court 4 ready for the 2011 Championships.[2]

The Graveyard of Champions tag was coined as many former champions fell to ignominious defeats on the No. 2 Court, including:[3]

New Number 2 court[edit]

For the 2009 Championships, a new show court was built on the site of the previous No. 13 court. This new court was renamed as No. 2 court and the capacity is 4,000. This meant that the "Graveyard of Champions" court became No. 3 Court and all other courts were subsequently renumbered in the same way.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ How the ‘Graveyard of champions’ got its name Archived 24 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ The New Court 3 Archived 2 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Farewell 'Graveyard of Champions' Archived 14 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Stich stunned. Independent.co.uk (23 June 1994). Retrieved on 2011-06-28.
  5. ^ "Useful information about Wimbledon 2009". http://www.wimbledon.org. Retrieved 9 June 2009.  External link in |publisher= (help)[dead link]

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