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Sunday, June 26, 2011
Here are 5 great quotes about Wimbledon


In celebration of Wimbledon, here are five great quotes. These are from my book, Tennis Shorts, 1001 of the Games Funniest One Liners.

1. "If God had made Wimbledon to be played in great weather, he would have put it in Acapulco."

-- Anonymous

2. "This is where my heart is, no matter where in the world I am. I know and love every inch of that court. It's my place."

-- legend Billie Jean King, on Centre Court at Wimbledon

3. "Just about every day I think about tennis, and tennis is Wimbledon."

-- legend Martina Navratilova

4. "Of all the evocative names in sports...I do not believe that any has more significance or rings the bell of memory more loudly and clearly than Wimbledon."

-- writer Herbert Warren Wind

5. "Faulty celestial plumbing was an accepted feature, like strawberries and cream."

-- broadcaster Bud Collins, on the rain at Wimbledon

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