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Wimbledon by numbers

Wimbledon BY NUMBERS Rufus the Hawk,released for one hour every morning of the championships to deter pigeons It takes between 8 and 10 minutes to close the Centre Court roof 290 million tennis balls could fit in Centre Court with the roof closed =9 484,805 people attended Wimbledon in 2012 There are 15,000 Fastest serve Fastest serve 129mph seats at Centre Court 148mph - Venus Williams in 2008 -Taylor Dent in 2010 54,250 balls were used ) 0 £1.60 portion of the cost of a Over the course of Wimbledon, 1 ton of grass seed used each year the crowd will consume... strawberries and cream in 1990 £2.50 1,420,000 the cost in 2013, strawberries 7,000 litres of cream The average age HE CHA of a ball boy/girl is15 | 200,000 WIMBLEDO chosen from over 250 700 applicants glasses of Pimms 1985 the first year we saw ball girls on Centre Court 25,000 bottles of champagne (fancy!) 43,000ed on me gros couft gallons of water is The grass on court is cut to an optimum length of 8mm Total area of the Centre Court roof is' 5,200 square metres LONGEST MATCH 11:05 played over 3 days in 2010 John Isner (USA) vs. Nicolas Mahut (France) 123 balls used thinkmoney money better managed Sources: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/about_aeltc/201205091336572862135.html (food) http://www.wimbledon.com/en GB/about aeltc/201205091336572473808.html (court) http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/about_aeltc/201205091336574376496.html (players, general statistics)

Wimbledon by numbers

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