• Short Summary

    RAIN WASHED OUT THE FIRST DAY'S PLAY IN THE 1969 WIMBLEDON OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    RAIN WASHED OUT THE FIRST DAY'S PLAY IN THE 1969 WIMBLEDON OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY (MONDAY). IT IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE BEFORE THE WAR THAT A COMPLETE OPENING'S DAY'S PROGRAMME HAS BEEN LOST THROUGH RAIN.

    THE LAST FULL DAY'S PLAY RAINED OFF AT WIMBLEDON WAS FINALS DAY IN 1963, WHEN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE NOT DECIDED UNTIL THE MONDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK.

    TODAY'S PROGRAMME OF 64 FIRST ROUND MATCHES IN THE MEN'S SINGLES WILL BE CARRIED FORWARD TO TOMORROW, WHICH TRADITIONALLY SHOULD BE LADIES DAY, MARKING THE START OF THE WOMEN'S SINGLES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA804TY2J4G18XHMOTYLBB2HYLA
    Media URN:
    VLVA804TY2J4G18XHMOTYLBB2HYLA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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