No. 3 Court (Wimbledon)
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|Location||All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Wimbledon, London, SW19
|Opened||20 June 2011|
No.3 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.
Original No.3 Court and renaming
The original No.3 Court was renamed in 2009 when it was designated to become Court 4. Subsequently the wider area was demolished to make way for both the replacement Court 4 as well as adjacent space for stands of the expanded new No.3 Court, which until then had been the old No.2 court.
New No.3 Court
Following the building and introduction of an entirely new court, which was named No.2 Court, the old No.2 Court (the infamous Graveyard of Champions) became the new No.3 Court. Work began at the end of the 2009 Championships and was finished in time for the 2011 Championships, with the new No.3 Court having a capacity of 2,000. It is the fourth largest court at Wimbledon after Centre Court, No.1 Court, and No.2 Court.