No. 2 Court (Wimbledon)

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Wimbledon No. 2 Court
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No. 2 Court during the 2011 Wimbledon Championships
Location All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
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
Capacity 4,000
Surface grass
Opened 2009
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]

Aerial view of the All-England Club, with the circular No. 1 Court, enclosed Centre Court, and the teal No. 2 Court behind and No. 3 Court to the right

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]

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