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Wimbledon changes 2015 start date

Updated: July 19, 2012, 1:45 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Wimbledon organizers say the Grand Slam tournament will be pushed back one week in 2015 to lengthen the grass-court season.

The All England Club said in a statement Thursday that the change will "benefit the sport as a whole by creating a three-week gap between the French Open and Wimbledon," giving players more time to play on grass and recover from Roland Garros.

In 2015, the tournament will run from June 29 to July 12.

All England Club chairman Philip Brook says ...

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