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Forbes: Wimbledon's Expansion Creates Break Point With Locals Over Green Space

Forbes (online): 3rd July 2023

Tim Ellis, Contributor. "I am a freelance sports writer specializing in cricket and tennis"

Forbes: Wimbledon's Expansion Creates Break Point with Locals Over Green Space

"Wimbledon is the oldest major in tennis, first played in 1877 when Spencer Gore beat William Marshall in front of a crowd of 200. The spectators had paid a shilling (10 cents) to watch. In 2022, income from the tournament soared to almost 347m ($438m), a sharp increase of almost 20 per cent from the 2019 record. The green and pleasant land of SW19 is a booming global industry, but there is some current local difficulty that needs watering as the All England Lawn Tennis Club seeks to expand its footprint."


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