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Subject:Some random Wimbledon facts
Time:12:19 pm
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BBC Outside Broadcasts is using 53 cameras to cover Wimbledon 2005, including two radio cameras, nine robotic cameras, two jib cameras and eight super slo mo cameras. 42 miles of signal cable will be used to deliver coverage.

Three BBC Outside Broadcast production units will be onsite, plus two recording units. Over hundred staff will be involved in the two week championship.

Hawk-Eye, which tracks the ball and enables the production team to pull out statistical data will be used for the third time and now has an accuracy of 3mm.

BBC Outside Broadcasts handle the host and domestic broadcast services for the Championships, simultaneously providing coverage from eight courts, including Centre and No.1 Court. In 2004, some 900 hours of footage were made available to the All England Club and distributed around the world to 167 countries.

So extensive is BBC Sport’s commitment to Wimbledon that their coverage of eight show courts for 2004 effectively amounts to eight separate outside broadcast operations, each with a minimum of three cameras (up to nine on centre court), a slow motion facility, a director with support staff, engineering and audio control, and a graphics organisation.

In 2004, BBC Sport transmitted 160 hours of coverage of Wimbledon in the UK on BBC ONE and BBC TWO, including a daily highlights programme in the evening. The UK audience for Tim Henman’s match against Mark Philippoussis peaked at 11.3 million.
Play was televised for the first time in 1937, when matches were transmitted by the BBC from the centre court for up to half an hour each day of the meeting, but it was not until after the Second World War that they were televised each day.

BBC Outside Broadcasts first captured Wimbledon in colour in 1967.
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Time:10:49 pm
Hi!

I was wondering if anyone can help. I'm thinking of taking my girlfriend to Wimbledon this year as she's a big tennis fan. I'm not gonna pay the stupid prices for the 'Debentures' tickets for centre court & court 1 (going over for £1k on ebay) so the only option is to queue for them or go for the Day Grounds Ticket.

With the 2nd option of the Grounds ticket being most likely, is there a regular Wimbledonian out there who knows if you can buy these tickets in advanced, or is the only way to queue for them too?

Cheers!

Lee
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Subject:Mardy Community
Time:04:16 am
I decided there was a distinct lack of Mardy love going on aroudn LJ so i made a community for Mardy mardy_fish please feel join if you're a Fish fan


x posted to pretty much everywhere, if it's not ok to be here please feel free to delete
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Subject:The U.S. Open / Wimbledon Movie
Time:12:59 pm
This community has been really dead since Wimbledon. Just to let you all know. Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is breezing through all of his matchs, are are runner ups Serena Willams and Andy Roddick, however Maria Sharapova, who was seeded 7 in the event fell in the third round to the number 27 seed Mary Peirce 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. On another note the Wimbledont movie starring Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany opens in the states on september 17.
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Subject:new community
Time:11:38 pm
as you all probably know i like to make icons and i make ALOT of tennis icons (especially andy roddick) but i noticed that although i post them in a number of tennis communities there aren't actually any tennis icons communities so i made one :)

so if you like icons or want tennis icons or just wanna make my community look like it has more members than it really does please go join tennisicons

x posted pretty much everywhere if this is not allowed in this community please feel free to delete. and if anyone wants to be linked on the info page let me know
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Subject:28 andy roddick icons
Time:02:37 am
figured i'd post these here as you don't have many posts and they kinda fit in a way anyways hope thats ok :)

i have all the bases saved if anyone wants them or has any requests just ask.
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you know the drill please comment to let me know what you're taking and credit in icon keywords if you don't know how to do this please ask.

x posted andyroddick wimbledon and my icons journal twlory
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Time:10:46 pm
I know what we all are looking forward too... at least me is "Wimbledon" (the Movie) if you would like to see a trailer on line go to this web site

http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/wimbledon.html
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Time:08:27 pm
Champions Of The Championships

Roger Federer
Last year Roger Federer dominated Wimbledon, dropping only one set on his way to a final aginst Mark Phillippoussis also in straight sets, this year he seemed to be on the same track losing only one set to former Champion Lleyton Hewitt, he would meet Andy Roddick who also had only lost one set on his way to the Championships (M. Ancic, Semis) the stage was set, and when the match began the champion seemed fit to fall losing the first set 6-4 and then watching a 4-0 lead in the second set blown away, but Federer would rebound edging out Roddick 7-5 in the second, in the third Andy would pull out an early break before the rain feel causing a thirty minute delay which ultimatly may have changed the result of the match as Roger Came out and broke back to force a tie-break, Roger won the tie-break with ease giving him a 2 sets to 1 lead, in the forth though it seemd a 5th set would be innevitable, as Andy Roddick had severl break points in back to back service games, but Roger Federer would fight off all six and and go on to break Andy at love, then on his last service game hw would blow an ace by Andy giving him his second straight slam 4-6, 7-5,7-6,6-4. Andy will now start his hard court season trying to defend his RCA Championships, TMS Cincinati and TMS Canada titles all of which count on the new U.S. open series (TMS Canada was the only place Andy has ever beat Roger, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, in the semi-finals)

Maria Sharapova
A good draw and a rain delay put Maria Sharapova in her first grand slam final against Serena Willams who was going for back to back to back. But the number one seed was blown away as no words could describe Maria Sharapova's preformance as she took the first set 6-1, the second set was just a little more tricky as the whole match came down to one game a t 4-4, the game wouldn't seem to end until Maria Sharapova finally got the break she need to become the third youngest, first Russian, and lowest seeded player (13) to ever win Wimbledon 6-1, 6-4
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Subject:Womens Finalist!
Time:03:57 pm
Current Mood:jubilantjubilant

THE RUSSIANS HAVE LANDED




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Subject:Today at Wimbledon
Time:11:03 pm
Today at Wimbledon

Today's stories
1) Serena Willams Vs. Tatiana Golovin
2) Lindsey Davenport Vs. Karolina Sprem
3) Ai Sugiyama Vs. Maria Sharapova
4) Quarter Final Preview
5) Scores at Wimledon

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1)The seemed like the year of the teenagers, as three players under the age of twenty were all making moves to advance to the Quarter of Semi-Finals, the first was Tatiana Golovin who took on back to back Wimbledon Champion Serena Willams, this was no contest, Serena dominated from the get go on her way to setting a new Wimbledon ladies fastest serve record, as she blasted away a first serve of 126 MPH, breaking the old record of 125MPH ironicly set by her sister Venus in 1998, Serena advanced 6-2, 6-1

2)With Myskina and Venus Willams ousted early Lindsey Davenport as been the highest seeded player in her draw for a majority of the tourtament, but she would face Karolina Sprem the nine-teen year old who ousted Venus in round 2, Lindsey would go on to dominate losing on nine points on serve and never facing break point, the inspiring young player went out 6-2, 6-2

3)Despite beeing seeded higher then Maria Sharapova, Ai Sugiyama was not favored to win this match, but she did nearly everything she need to. The first set was tight as Sharapova blew four breakpoints, before being broken at the end of the set to go down 7-5, the second set also prooved difficut for Maria who was obviosly frustrated especialy after blowing triple set point, after winning her service game though Maria would once again have three chances to break for the second set and she did evening the match at a set a peice. In the thid though Maria would play her style of tennis as she defeated Sugiyama 5-7, 7-5, 6-1

4)The men had the day off today but will return tommorow for quarter final action. The most noticble match would be 1) Roger Federe vs. 7) Lleyton Hewitt, Hewitt has a four match advantage head to head, but Federer has dominated the last two matchs. On the other side of the draw, Andy Roddick is set to take on Sjeng Schalken, but this match might not be taking place if it wasn't for Andy heroics, Sjeng is one of twelve people Andy helped save from a hotel fire severel months ago, "there's a sort of bond between us that I can't explain" Andy said when asked about this, when askled about tennis Schaken said "He (Andy) will have to play B- (or) C tennis for me to have a chance. And on the woman's side Jenifer Capriati will take on Serena Willams, much like Federer and Hewitt, Serena has owned this head to head but Jenifer has won the last two time (both on clay) including a win at The French Open

6)
Mauresmo def. Farina Elia 7-5, 6-3
Suarez def. Grande 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
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